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. 14 But people who are unspiritual don’t accept the things from God’s Spirit. They are foolishness to them and can’t be understood, because they can only be comprehended in a spiritual way. 15 Spiritual people comprehend everything, but they themselves aren’t understood by anyone. 16 Who has known the mind of the Lord, who will advise him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
Today’s reading from Paul’s letter speaks to the subject of what true wisdom is. The true wisdom being from God, as opposed to our earthly wisdom. Where our wisdom comes from reasoning and knowledge gained in life, God’s wisdom is revealed through The Holy Spirit. The Spirit’s role is very important (v. 14, for ex.). It is because of the Spirit’s help within us as Christians that are indeed able to gain insight and wisdom of our God. Hallelujah !!
Let us pray, please – Holy God, Our Deliverer…….thank You for You, thank You for creating us, for loving us so much You sent a Redeemer, Jesus. That You for the Sustainer of our souls, The Holy Spirit. It is that loving and giving spirit, O Sovereign One, that helps us to know You better, to gain insight and wisdom of You. It is this and so much more that helps us be the people, the church You desire here in this world. It is this and so much more that we pray to You in Your Son’s great name…….Amen
Yours in Christ , Rollie