Thursday 23 March, 2017

1 Corinthians 2:6-13

6 The words we speak to those who have grown in the faith are wise. Our words are different from the wisdom of this world. Our words are different from those of the rulers of this world. These rulers are becoming less and less powerful. 7 No, we announce God’s wisdom. His wisdom is a mystery that has been hidden. But before time began, God planned that his wisdom would bring us heavenly glory. 8 None of the rulers of this world understood God’s wisdom. If they had, they would not have nailed the Lord of glory to the cross. 9 It is written that “no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has known.” (Isaiah 64:4) God has prepared these things for those who love him. 10 God has shown these things to us through his Spirit. The Spirit understands all things. He understands even the deep things of God. 11 Who can know the thoughts of another person? Only a person’s own spirit can know them. In the same way, only the Spirit of God knows God’s thoughts. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world. We have received the Spirit who is from God. The Spirit helps us understand what God has freely given us. 13 That is what we speak about. We don’t use words taught to us by people. We use words taught to us by the Holy Spirit. We use the words taught by the Spirit to explain spiritual truths.

Have you ever felt like you are missing something or forgotten something? You check off a list in your head, count thru everything but you just can’t put your finger on it. It is a most uncomfortable feeling, and you might have to carry on regardless.  Paul is telling us this is how the world lives – thinking they have it all together but always missing the point.

There are so many things in life that I don’t understand, but I am encouraged in this passage that through the Holy Spirit I have access to the heart and mind of God. That doesn’t mean I will know all things, but it means I can trust God to lead and guide me in the best possible way.

Father God thank you for your grace and mercy to me. Thank you for your Spirit in my life. Help me to walk in your wisdom not the world’s thinking. Help me to trust you with all the moments of my life. In Jesus name Amen.

Written by Christine Knight

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