Definition of wisdom
6 What we say is wisdom to people who are mature. It isn’t a wisdom that comes from the present day or from today’s leaders who are being reduced to nothing. 7 We talk about God’s wisdom, which has been hidden as a secret. God determined this wisdom in advance, before time began, for our glory. 8 It is a wisdom that none of the present-day rulers have understood, because if they did understand it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory! 9 But this is precisely what is written: God has prepared things for those who love him that no eye has seen, or ear has heard, or that haven’t crossed the mind of any human being. 10 God has revealed these things to us through the Spirit. The Spirit searches everything, including the depths of God. 11 Who knows a person’s depths except their own spirit that lives in them? In the same way, no one has known the depths of God except God’s Spirit. 12 We haven’t received the world’s spirit but God’s Spirit so that we can know the things given to us by God. 13 These are the things we are talking about—not with words taught by human wisdom but with words taught by the Spirit—we are interpreting spiritual things to spiritual people. 1 Corinthians 6:13
In today’s reading, we see a description of the difference between we wisdom humans have and God’s wisdom. What we have is limited to what we have observed and thought through with reason, while God’s , of course, offers so much more. The wisdom God wants to share with us, including His plan of salvation through Jesus, needs to be not so much mentally understood, but spiritually received by The Holy Spirit. And it is because of His Holy Spirit dwelling in us that we can access, if you will, the mind of Christ.
Let us pray please –All knowing and Loving God , you have given us so much, and we are grateful, thank you LORD. Help us to know and be able to discern what is our thoughts and what is Your wisdom You have given to us. Your wisdom is what we need in our lives, to help us be the people You desire that we be : a church ready to be in this world, telling all who will listen about You, Your love, Your grace, and Your plan of salvation through Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie