1 Corinthians 2:14-16 (NIV)
14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
God is spirit. Those that want to understand and relate to God also need to be spiritual. No point trying to understand the things of God with the natural mind. It just won’t make sense. As Christians our spirits come alive to God through Jesus Christ. Our spirit is then able to communicate with God’s spirit. Jesus knows what God’s spirit is doing and we have Christ’s spirit within us. The spiritual realm has been opened to us through Jesus – we can get insight into what is going on!
Often I find myself getting frustrated and disappointed that those around me just don’t see the God I know and love. A God who longs to reach out love, heal and forgive. This passage of Scripture reminds me why they just don’t get it! It clearly says they will see the ways of God as foolish. It encourages me to pray for revelation and not to carry the criticisms of those that are yet to understand God at a spiritual level.
Dear God, thank you that we have the mind of Christ. What a privilege it is to know what you are thinking and doing! We pray that by your grace others will have this same connection through your son, Jesus. Amen.
Written by Ps. Ainslie Woods