​In the last series we looked at HOW TO GET UNDERSTANDING, where we looked how it comes by the word of God, prayers and reproof. We shall end this series by looking at

  • THE BENEFITS OF UNDERSTANDING

1. FAVOUR 

“Corect understanding opens the door of favour to us”

Clearly written, God’s word brings understanding to us and we see that when we have good understanding it makes open to us favour. 

Proverbs  13:15  Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

“Grant me the favour of Your face, Jesus” -Kim Walker

We see that good understanding gives favour even the favour of His eyes, and good understanding comes by the revelation of God’s word and by prayers. Understanding is the key to supernatural favour even the favour of God’s eyes. 

2. GIVES WELLSPRING OF LIFE 

“Life comes when understanding comes”

Having understanding make open to us the source of life and how to live by it. Understanding is quite different from knowledge in the sense that it is acquired and then understanding is required in knowledge. A man may be exposed to knowledge and may not be exposed to understanding therefore the need for understanding. 

Proverbs  16:22  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

This scripture is clear it says understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that have it, it is him that have understanding that have a wellspring of life. When we gain understanding then we gain life, the access into wellspring of life is to come into measures of understanding. We can not truly live except we come into understanding, for it has a connection to life. 

3. SHOWS YOU HAVE EXCELLENT SPIRIT 

“The true demonstration of understanding is seen in our demonstration of excellent spirit”

When a man have understanding he demonstrate an excellent way of life and much more he demonstrate an excellent spirit. What understanding does to man is more than what knowledge will do to a man. Daniel was a man noted to have an excellent spirit

Daniel  6:3  Then this DANIEL was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an EXCELLENT SPIRIT WAS IN HIM; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

And this was because he was found with an understanding 

Daniel  5:14  I have even heard of THEE, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and THAT LIGHT and UNDERSTANDING and excellent wisdom is FOUND IN THEE.

You notice the word light and understanding in this scripture, they go hand in hand in the place of understanding because light actually break forth understanding. For as light comes understanding too follows. So you’ll understand when scriptures says a man of understanding is a man of an excellent spirit 

Proverbs  17:27  He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and A MAN OF UNDERSTANDING IS OF AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT.

When understanding comes it will reflect an excellent spirit in us. Can we pray for the understanding of God’s light to come to us, that light will come to us this season and as we are engaged with God’s word light will come so that understanding too will come, that the Lord will make open His word to us by light and make known to us an understanding of Him, that the Lord’s kingdom will become more clearer to us in understanding and thereby we shall walk with Him by it. Let’s desire earnestly in the place of prayers that the Lord will make lose to us all spiritual understanding in the knowledge of Him for the knowledge to be obtained is the knowledge of God and the understanding to come into is the understanding of the Lord, that the Lord will become clearer to us even His Word and also His will so that we can walk with Him more. Amen.