Reuben


0010 (Oturupon) is בינה (intelligence). It is about gathering information from different sources and skillfully using them to create the singularity where all people are one. Crucial to intelligence is understanding

Understanding is a light in the hearts of humans. Through understanding, we see with our hearts and mind; not with our physical eyes.

There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5) "NKJV"

Night: Ignorance.

There shall be no night there: ignorance is defeated.

Light: understanding.

The Lord God gives them light: God gives them understanding.

Wisdom without understanding is useless; where there is no understanding, there is no resurrection from the dead.
The Lord will enable you to understand it all.   (2 Timothy 2:7) "GNT"

Lack of understanding was the reason why humans were separated from God. Lack of understanding is described as,
“God made their minds and hearts dull; to this very day they cannot see or hear.”          (Romans 11:8) "GNT"

They cannot see: they lacked understanding.

Man has the ability to free himself of sin only if he has understanding of the hidden wisdom of God. Substituting reasoning with the self-guilt that leads to praying and asking for the forgiveness of one's sin implies lack of understanding.

May their eyes be blinded so that they cannot see; and make them bend under their troubles at all times.” (Romans 11:10) "GNT"

May their eyes be blinded: may they not understand.

That they cannot see; and make them bend under their troubles at all times: lack of understanding will cause them to keep begging for their sins.

Without understanding man can't comprehend the wisdom of God required to free himself from the bondage of sin. This is where the mercy of God comes in.

I will forgive their sins and will no longer remember their wrongs. (Hebrews 8:12) "GNT"

Through mercy, understanding comes from God into the hearts and minds of humans. No one will strive to obey a law inscribed in his heart. Humans can't sin or be held accountable for sin when God dwells in them.

I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (Hebrews 8:10) "GNT"

Therefore, everyone is able to comprehend and appreciate the wisdom of God through the entry of understanding into the hearts and minds of human beings. Understanding the wisdom of God is what it means to know God.

None of them will have to teach their friends or tell their neighbors,  ‘Know the Lord.’ For they will all know me, from the least to the greatest. (Hebrews 8:11) "GNT"

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