It is all adding up well.
The meditation of my heart shall be of understanding. – Ps 49:3
It is a grand thing to be driven to think; it is a grander thing to be driven to pray through having been made to think. Am I not addressing some of you who do not read the Word of God, and am I not speaking to many more who do read it but do not read it with the strong resolve that they will understand it? I know it must be so.
Do you wish to begin to be true readers? Will you from this time forth labor to understand? Then you must get to your knees. You must cry to God for direction. Who understands a book best? The author of it. So, beloved, the Holy Spirit is with us, and when we take His book and begin to read and want to know what it means, we must ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the meaning. He will not work a miracle, but He will elevate our minds; and He will suggest to us thoughts that will lead us on by their natural relation, the one to the other, until at last we come to the core of His divine instruction.
Seek then very earnestly the guidance of the Holy Spirit, for if the very soul of reading be the understanding of what we read, then we must in prayer call upon the Holy Spirit to unlock the secret mysteries of the inspired Word.
– C.H. Spurgeon