Understanding will help keep you.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7, NKJV.

“Discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you” Proverbs 2:11, NKJV.

I’ve done some stupid things in my life. I’ve lied. I’ve cheated. I’ve obsessed over people who cared nothing for me. I’ve made foolish financial decisions. One time, to celebrate a one year anniversary, I took all of our savings and paid for my husband and I to stay at a resort that cost us 1,000 US dollars per night. We were so broke while at the resort that we didn’t have enough money to eat or enjoy ourselves. I’ve done so many foolish things that I can’t count them all.

I tell you, it is a miracle when God takes someone foolish like I was and makes us wise!

Whenever we struggle in any area of life, it shows that we lack understanding. The Bible says, God’s Word makes wise the simple. He gives us rich understanding and wisdom so we can live the life He designed us to live.

If you’ve been making one foolish decision after another, and you feel hopeless, this is when you say to yourself, “Girl, you need understanding!” That understanding comes from the Lord, my sister, not from a psychic, or an astrologer, or any medium out there. These worldly methods of trying to get understanding about you and your life will only open the door for demons to bring a storm of confusion. Go to the Lord that made you and knows you! Go to the only One that gives understanding and who never turns you away.

Every time you open your Bible, imagine you’re sitting at a feast of understanding and God is ready to abundantly satisfy you.

I challenge you today: Open your Bible to Psalms 19:7 and say this out loud with me: Father, I thank you for Your Word. Your word is able to make me wise. Your Word is able to convert my soul and transform my life. Your word enlightens my darkness and helps me to see things right. You said understanding will keep me, and Lord I want to be kept. I want to be wise. I pray that you give me wisdom, knowledge and understanding. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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26 thoughts on “Understanding will help keep you.”

  1. Thank you God for keeping your children when we make foolish decisions without consulting you.Thank you God for wisdom and understanding. You are a wise God so,you know when we think we know what to do;when we really don’t.Thank you daily for wisdom and understanding in everything we say and do. All ladies have an Amazing Day!!! Much love to everyone.

  2. Thank you Lord for your wisdom. For you Lord are all powerful and all knowing. You are the only wise God. Father I pray that you oh Lord will fill us with your wisdom, knowledge and understanding in Jesus name Amen

  3. Amen and Amen.The God of all Glory is doing things for us that we thought never possible.Thank you Jesus Christ for saving us from our times our trail.Merciful Lord and Father we love, but You Lord have loved us first๐Ÿ˜ณ

  4. Thank you Lord for your words continue to give me your wisdom your knowledge and your understanding for my life thank you for this blessed ministry

  5. Oh Yassssss, OUCHโ—๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ฑ I so Understand ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ DOTK๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘I have learned and studied that “for the WORD of GOD cuts like a two-edged sword๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ‘it penetrates….๐Ÿ’ญ Heb 4:12 OMGโ—๐Ÿ’ฏTHANK YOU๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™*holihugggsss* ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚ WE LOVE YOU JESUS๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ’ช haโ—haโ—Hallelujah๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰I’m so excited in the LORD for speaking to my HEARTโ—๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โ˜ ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜

  6. Father God, your so amazing!
    Thank you Father God for blessing me and for showing me Your will be done in Jesus name Hallelujah!!! For when I move without the Holy Spirit, is when I mess God’s plan up for my life. But when I turn it over to the Lord, and let him have his way that is when I receive God’s Grace and Mercy and He makes everything alright. I just have to remember to turn it over to the Lord and watch Him work it out. Let God’s will be done in Jesus name, Amen.

  7. Good afternoon sisters
    May the Lord bless you with understanding and wisdom
    If we don’t have wisdom we must pray for it
    Read the book of James
    I was just giving this lesson to my brother two months ago hallelujah it brought so much back to my attention. …
    Our Own Understanding

    Phil 4:7 Then, the peace of God, which is beyond our utmost understanding, will keep guard over your hearts and thoughts, in Christ Jesus.
    Job 36:26 (NIV) How great is God, beyond our understanding!
    Prov 3:5,7a (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding…. Do not be wise in your own eyes.
    The Two Kinds of Wisdom: From Above and From Below

    Jam 3:13-17 (Phi) Is there some wise and understanding man among you? Then let his life be a shining example of the humility that is born of true wisdom. But if your heart is full of bitter jealousy and rivalry, then do not boast and do not deny the truth. You may acquire a certain wisdom, but it does not come from above–it comes from this world, from your own lower nature, even from the devil. For wherever you find jealousy and rivalry you also find disharmony and all other kinds of evil. The wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, approachable, full of merciful thoughts and kindly actions, straightforward, with no hint of hypocrisy.
    1 Cor 1:18-31 (Phi) The preaching of the cross is, I know, nonsense to those who are involved in this dying world, but to us who are being saved from that death it is nothing less than the power of God. It is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the prudence of the prudent will I reject.” For consider, what have the philosopher, the writer, and the critic of this world to show for all their wisdom? Has not God made the wisdom of this world look foolish? For it was after the world in its wisdom had failed to know God, that he in his wisdom chose to save all who would believe by the “simple- mindedness” of the gospel message. For the Jews ask for miraculous signs and the Greeks an intellectual panacea, but all we preach is Christ crucified–a stumbling-block to the Jews and sheer nonsense to the gentiles… for God’s “foolishness” is wiser than men…. But God has chose what the world calls foolish to shame the wise… that no man may boast in the presence of God…. And this makes us see the truth of the scripture: “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
    1 Cor 3:19-21 (Phi) Let no one be under any illusion over this. If any man among you thinks himself one of the world’s clever ones, let him discard his cleverness that he may learn to be truly wise. For this world’s cleverness is stupidity to God. It is written: “He that taketh the wise in their craftiness”, and again, “The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.” So let no one boast of men.
    Knowledge Without Love?

    1 Cor 8:1b-2 (Phi) It is easy to think that we “know” over problems like this, but we should remember that while this “knowing” may make a man look big, it is only love that can make him grow to his full stature. For if a man thinks he “knows” he may still be quite ignorant of what he ought to know.
    1 Cor 8:1b (NIV) Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
    1 Cor 13:2 (NIV) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge… but have not love, I am nothing.
    The Source Of True Knowledge

    Prov 2:6,9-11 (NIV) For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding…. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair–every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
    Mat 11:25 (NIV) At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, and revealed them to little children.”
    Jam 1:17 (NAS) Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.
    God’s Secret, Revealed By The Spirit

    1 Cor 2:6-10a (Phi) We do, of course, speak wisdom among those who are spiritually mature, but it is not what is called wisdom by this world, nor by the powers-that-be, who soon will be only the powers that have been. The wisdom we speak of is that mysterious secret wisdom of God, which he planned before the creation for our glory today…. But, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”. Thus God has, through the Spirit, let us share his secret.
    1 Cor 2:10a (NIV) But God has revealed it [wisdom] to us by his Spirit.
    Phil 1:9-10 (Jer) My prayer is that your love for each other may increase more and more and never stop improving your knowledge and deepening your perception so that you can always recognize what is best. This will help you to become pure and blameless, and prepare you for the Day of Christ.
    Col 1:9,10 (NIV) For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
    Can We Ever Know Enough?

    2 Pet 1:2-3 (Phi) May you know more and more of grace and peace as your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord grows deeper. He has by his own action given us everything that is necessary for living the truly good life, in allowing us to know the one who has called us to him, through his glorious goodness.
    Romans 15:14 (NIV) I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
    Col 1:28 (Phi) So naturally, we proclaim Christ! We warn everyone we meet, and we teach everyone we can, all that we know about him, so that we may bring every man up to his full maturity in Christ.
    Phil 3:16 (Phi) It is important that we go forward in the light of such truth as we have already learned.
    Jam 4:17b (Phi) If a man knows what is right and fails to do it, his failure is a real sin.
    Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom

    1 Cor 12:8 (NIV) To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit.
    Scripture often uses the words knowledge, understanding, and wisdom interchangeably, but occasionally they are spoken of as separate and distinct. Thus, it may be useful to attempt to define the differences of meaning.
    Knowledge is the facts. Understanding is the ability to lift the meaning out of the facts, and Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Since God rarely gives all three gifts to any person, we need to cooperate and assist each other with our particular gift–in this, as in every area.

    Knowledge Understanding Wisdom
    Facts Meaning What to Do Next
    Information Principles Application
    Memory Reason Action
    Scholars Teachers Prophets
    Those with knowledge are able to collect, remember, and access information. They “know” the Scriptures. God’s word is literally “in them”. They are scholars. But, it is possible to have knowledge and lack understanding and wisdom; to have the facts, but have no clue as to the meaning or what to do next.
    Those with understanding are able to abstract the meaning out of information. They “see through” the facts to the dynamics of what, how, and why. They are teachers. Understanding is a lens which brings the facts into crisp focus. Understanding produces “rules of thumb” or principles.
    Those with wisdom know which principle to apply now. Understanding without wisdom can appear contradictory (Prov 26:4-5). For example, “He who hesitates is lost”, is a valid principle as well as: “Haste makes waste”. We see the truth of both. But which should we apply next? Those with wisdom know what to do next; they know which way to go. They do the right thing. In contrast, there are many who have great knowledge and understanding, but consistently do the wrong thing. Wisdom, in this sense, is the goal, and knowledge and understanding only have eternal value as they result in wisdom, or what we end up doing.
    Jam 1:5 (NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
    God promises wisdom to those who ask. Knowledge and understanding may be beyond us. Most often, when we pray for wisdom, God calls us into fellowship with believers who can provide an answer, but whom we may not like. God has given generously, but we will not submit ourselves to the Body of Christ to receive it!
    The above definitions give the words a “special meaning”. More often than not, the words are used in English as synonyms; and so it is with Scripture. By attaching “special meaning” to the words, it is hoped that real differences in function can be made clear

    1. Thank u my sister, because u have really enlighten me on some things, I am encouraged by you and I need to study more so that I can grow more in Gods knowledge, wisdom and understanding. I really enjoy how u share what God has imparted to you and you don’t hold back,that’s a blessing!I thank God for you! God bless you!TGBTGLORY!!!!! Thank You DOTK this has truly blessed me,its just gooooooood!!!! Keep letting God use u for His Glory!!!(stay transparent, because its real!!)I LOVE YOU ALL In Jesus Name!!!

  8. O lord in your light we shall see light. Indeed God is light n there is no shadow of darkness in Him. As we draw nearer to you by feeding on your, may you expel all form of darkness in us to and cause us to walk in wisdom. The glory of the lord is risen upon us for where God’s light shines, we gain illumination. May wisdom, knowlege n understanding be our portion as delve deeper into u. May u cause your wisdom to guard n guide us through n through. May u cause us to be obedient to u as we stay sensitive to your spirit of wisdom within us. May we by wisdom strive to live in peace with each other so that at the end we shall be seen as “trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord .TGBG.

  9. Thank you God for giving me wisdom and understanding when I don’t know what to do. Thank you God for keeping me always, Love You LORD!!!

  10. Amen. Thank You Jesus. I receive wisdom, and knowledge and understanding that only you can give to Your children. Thank You. I love You Father! Awesome words.

  11. So thankful for this. I felt like I will never win over my stupid reaction. And tried to find some quick cures to help me but they are all useless and nothing compared to God’s word and way!

  12. Thank You Father for giving us wisdom, understanding and discretion when we ask for it. But Your word also says we must seek for it and cry for it as for silver or gold, it is not cheap and it must really be a desire of our hearts. As we ask and yearn for it through Your word Youย supply it when we search for it with all our heart. Then when we read the scriptures we get revelation and understanding. Now when we get understanding we will know how to fear You, how to show the proper respect and awe which would glorify You. Help us in our weakness to revere and honour You as You want to be honoured for Your glory amen.

  13. Bonnie Blair, Thank you for that word.Lord I thank you for keeping me, and Lord I thank you for giving me wisdom and understanding. Thank you Father for helping me to understand why i keep making the same mistakes in my life.

  14. Thank you Jesus for always being on time with your word. I pray that you will fill every sister that obey your command and count it not robbery to edify other sisters so that we will draw closers to you. I pray that you fill them up even now Father as they pour out. Thank you that you by your Spirit flow rivers of living water from each and everyone of them. I thank you thank that because they are steadfast in you all their needs are met. Bless their families and businesses. Sprinkle them with your blood Jesus. Thank you Father that they know without a doubt that they are justified by your Blood. I thank you that if any of them are discouraged that you remind them that You who began a good work in them will complete it. Thank you for healing by your Blood. Thank you that they are covered in Jesus Name Amen!!

  15. Sis Bonnie Blair, thank you for your teaching and enlightened word of God. It was truly inspiring to sit at the table and be feed God’s word on this morning. I found myself Happy in the Lord all over again, after reading the DOTK Devotional followed by your post comment. Truly inspiring!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š Praise God!!!

  16. Thank you Lord for loving us enough that you don’t leave is our forsake us even in our foolishness. Oh God how marvelous are your mighty hands and how endless is your love…

  17. Thank you Lord for loving us enough that you don’t leave us or forsake us even in our foolishness. Oh God how marvelous are your mighty hands and how endless is your love…

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