Thought of the Day April 30, 2019 The Gift of Interpretation

By 10:03 AM

During these days between Easter and Pentecost, the Church reflects on the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives according to the plan of the Father. At the Last Supper, Jesus revealed one of the roles of the Spirit. "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you." (John 14:25-26)
One of the ways that the Holy Spirit does is to help us understand the Word of God. Many times we may read the Scriptures but not understand the fuller meaning of the revealed word. One of the gifts of the Spirit is that of interpretation and understanding the truth in God's word. So before we read the Word, pray to the Holy Spirit with conviction and faith for the gift of interpretation to be stirred up within us  in a fresh way so that we may understand the Word read in the way God wants us to. 
As Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work." Come, Holy Spirit, come with your gift of interpretation.

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