Word for Today

Take pleasure in understanding

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A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. (Proverbs 18:2 ESV)

Understanding is one of the most important things needed in the lives of every believer. Understanding is needed in our relationship with God and with other people.
Without understanding we cannot be at peace with people and without understanding of God’s word, we cannot live like how God wants us to live.
Why is understanding important?
The gang and knife crimes, wars and conflict going on in this world is because of lack of understanding. 
Being an understandable person does not make you a weak person, but a wise person who promotes peace; not like the fool who lacks understanding and promotes strife.
The reason why the economy and the society are not getting any better is because our leaders take no pleasure in understanding. They are only interested in their own opinions and policies to run the country instead of seeking for knowledge and understanding from God, which is something most leaders take no pleasure in.
There is power in knowledge and understanding. It can make you or destroy you.
Brethren, let’s seek understanding from God concerning His word every time we read it or hear it in order for us to build a good relationship with Him, and not rely on what our opinions are concerning His word.
Let’s also seek or to take pleasure in understanding people so that there will be peace and unity among us.