139. How can I understand the Bible?

The Bible was written under the inspiration and instruction of the Holy Spirit (Revelation 1:10). It has been given so that we may understand spiritual truth, know God in a personal way, and know we have eternal life and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 5:13). The Bible has been written by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, and we need His enlightenment to fully understand its meaning. The truth about God is revealed to those who worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24). Pray therefore, for the anointing of the Holy Spirit to come upon you, for if that anointing abides in you, it will teach you all things, in truth (1 John 2 :27). If any man has need of wisdom, let him ask God who gives liberally to all men (James 1:5). The Holy Spirit who inspired the Bible needs to be living in you to explain its meaning to you as your read it. Jesus promised to give the Holy Spirit to all who would repent of their sinful ways and invite Jesus into their life and be born again by the Spirit of God.