Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.
(Acts 8:30-31 NLT)
When a family member started to read the Bible, she wished that someone could explain things to her like Philip did for the Ethiopian official in Acts chapter eight. God granted her wish. She got a great study Bible, which has helped her come a long way. It has always been God’s desire to clarify His Word to those who take the time to read it because He knows the awesome impact it can have on their life. Jesus told His disciples, “The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Matthew 13:23). He made sure that His disciples understood His teaching, and He wants to do the same for us today.
Those who try to understand the Bible get the help they need.