Prayer for Illumination

Ephesians 1:15-18

Some people think that a mastery of the lexical, grammatical, and literary details of a passage always leads to a right understanding of Scripture. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians, that they might receive the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the clear knowledge of God, makes it clear that we cannot understand Scripture adequately without the illumination of the Holy Spirit. This prayer of Paul means that Christians cannot be assured of adequate understanding of Biblical truth apart from seeking the grace of spiritual illumination through prayer.

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