1 Chronicles 12:32 NKJV
of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;
Isn’t it interesting that God gave a tribe of the nation of Israel understanding about the times so they could help their people know what to do? Today, God raises up people with understanding about the times to help the church know what to do. The Lord wants all His people to have understanding about the times so we can know what to do. We must seek God for understanding and realize that sometimes that will come through people He has raised up to help in that area. If we watch what is happening around us we can see multitudes being led astray, deceived by wicked men just as the Bible predicted. In addition to seeking God for insight directly, we should know who the people are that God has raised up with understanding of the times and avail ourselves to their insight so we will not be stumbling in the dark in the difficult times we live in. We cannot listen just because someone says they understand the times. We need to examine what they say in light of the Word and see the evidence that they know what they are talking about. 1 Chronicles 12:32 lets us know that our Father does not want us ignorant about the times we are living in.