8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
A while back I had a couple of verses on my mind. It was not to preach on the passage. It was just that a few particular scriptures stuck in my mind. For months I studied them and researched commentary on it. I had to find out why they said what they did. When I prayed for understanding, I dug deeper into those verses. Then one night while laying in bed, a light bulb lit up. I had the understanding of that scripture that had been eating at me for a month. The verses were Revelations 1:18, Matthew 16:19, and John 10:9. I preached a message on how he is the door and he has given us the key to enter his grace. After that night I preached of how Jesus defeated death, hell, and the grave. However, I had to wait for God to help me understand it. I had to pray for the wisdom and accept it. Only then, with that understanding, could I preach that message. Many people will read a passage of scripture and never seek the wisdom to full understand it. Many will only look over it. Then they try and teach on it. If they get it wrong and make something up of what they think it means, then they are in the wrong. We need to be ready to find this wisdom and understanding to help others. We need to spend our study times praying to God to open up his word to us. Do not give some generic answer to a question if you do not know the true answer. Seek the wisdom to fully understand and answer it. You may have to wait months to give that answer, but it is worth it I promise.