SUNDAY, JUNE 4
Scripture: I Corinthians 14:16
Verse 16 adds to the admonition of verse 15. It says, “Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say ‘Amen’ at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say?” This does not refer only to being in a congregation of believers. If we pray in tongues publicly, then an interpretation is needed and is equal to prophecy. But the same admonition that works for a public meeting also sets an expectation for our private prayer life. If we are going to pray in the Spirit, we should expect to pray with understanding also. Our private prayer life is where we learn. It is where the Spirit can begin to unfold mysteries and bring spiritual truths to our understanding that will no longer remain mysteries. God wants to give us revelation and understanding of His Word. But sometimes that understanding is dependent on us being obedient enough to pray in our prayer language. Will we do it?