The True Working or Mechanics of Understanding
We must always start with the scripture; get wisdom, but with all your getting get understanding. This scripture places understanding at the top of the importance of things to get. The next scripture tells us the reason why it is so important to get. In Prov 2:10 it starts with wisdom and it enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant your soul, another way to say, receive the love to the truth. This is knowledge base on the truth. The next verse gives us the importance: Purpose shall guard you, understanding shall preserve you. Let’s stop here for a moment and see the working and mechanics of these two things, purpose and understanding. If you have a purpose or purpose to do something, you accomplish it, you set out with strength and vigor to do your purpose and you let nothing stop you till you complete your purpose. See how your purpose guards you if you set your purpose fully and do not let doubt come in or persuasion change your heart if you have the next part called understanding.
The Natural Example To Show The Spiritual
The verse says that "understanding shall preserve you." Now you see the importance of understanding. Let's look to the natural to get a spiritual understanding.
Let look at someone taught to do a certain procedure of say A B C D, and they are just taught to follow the A B C D procedure. They keep doing the procedure and have no interest or love as to what is happening and they just keep doing the seemingly boring A B C D procedure. One day a stranger or even someone you know comes along and says to the one doing the procedure that they have not much interest in, that they are doing the A B C D procedure in the wrong order and that it must be done in B C A D order. Because this operator has not learned the mechanics behind the procedure and gained an understanding or has a love for what they are doing, they will be deceived very easily and will believe a lie and do the incorrect procedure.
How to Receive The Love For The Truth
Now let's look at the same situation again but the operator has a keen interest and quest for knowledge and seeks to find out the mechanics behind the procedure. They get a complete understanding of the whole A B C D procedure, so when the stranger or someone you know comes along and tells them of the false B C A D procedure, they will immediately know that by understanding that this is a deceitful person and not to pay them any attention at all. Understanding has just preserved the operator because they had a love for truth.
Now let's look to the rest of the Prov 2:12-17 “To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks froward things; 13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice to do evil, and is glad in the frowardness of the wicked; 15 Whose ways are crooked, and they are froward in their paths: 16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words; 17 Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her lord.” See understanding delivers one from evil and the one that has departed from the way of truth.
YAHSHUA Is The One That Opens Understanding When We Love Truth
YAHSHUA is the Truth and was broken for us, He said in 1Cor 11:24 "Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.” It is also said that He open their understanding. From the above example He the Truth which was broken for us, and when we love and seek after the truth He opens our understanding.