Key Verse: Verse 30 - “And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?"
Key Words: Understandest thou what thou readest
There are two "things' needed to help in understanding the scripture. First and foremost is the Holy Spirit who is our guide (John 16:13) and secondly there at times that you need others who are more mature and capable of teaching those who are "lost" or maybe less mature spiritually.
My philosophy is simple. All men are my brothers. Some teach me what to do and others what not to do.
Elizabeth Elliot tells of two adventurers who stopped by to see her, all loaded with equipment for the rain forest east of the Andes. They sought no advice, just a few phrases to converse with the Indians. She writes: "Sometimes we come to God as the two adventurers came to me - - confident and, we think, well -informed and well equipped. But had it occurred to us that with all our accumulation of stuff, something is missing?
She suggests that we often ask God for too little. We know what we need -- a yes or no answer, please, to a simple question. Or perhaps a road sign. Something quick and easy to point the way. What we really ought to have is the Guide himself. Maps , road signs, a few useful phrases are things, but infinitely better is someone who has been there before and know the way.
What to do:
✞ Make sure you know who you're following before you follow them.
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