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Living Life

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  • January 2018
2018. 1. 8 | By the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10~16)         Speakers Daniel Park

10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.
13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

 

 

Reflection

Revelation (2:10–12)

Paul explains an important truth in these verses: God reveals things by His Spirit. The mysterious wisdom of God, which is hidden from even the rulers of our age, has been revealed to us. We do not have to work to gain this wisdom; it is available to all who have received the Spirit of God. God longs to reveal Himself and His ways to us so that we can walk in holiness and truth. All we have to do is ask. He is our perfect Father, and He will not give us a stone when we ask for bread. When we seek God’s revelation, we can rest assured that we will receive it.

 

In what areas of your life do you need more of God’s wisdom? Confess your need to God and ask Him to reveal His wisdom to you.

 

What We Speak (2:13–16)

Paul continues his teaching on godly wisdom by saying that words taught by human wisdom and words taught by the Spirit are different because the latter is evidence of God’s Spirit working within us. As God’s ambassadors in this world, we are called to reveal what we have received from the teaching of the Holy Spirit in whatever setting God has placed us. We know that our words may not be received by everyone, and others may even consider us foolish, but our responsibility is to God, not man. We are to proclaim the words God gives us regardless of how they will be received. As we fulfill our responsibilities as followers of Christ, we can trust that the Spirit will speak through us and work through our lives for the glory of the Father.

 

As an ambassador of Christ, where has God called you to speak out His wisdom and truth? What words will you share with others this week?

 

A letter to God 

Lord, please give me a spirit of wisdom and greater revelation in my knowledge of You. Enlighten the eyes of my heart to know the hope of Your calling, the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and the surpassing greatness of Your power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 

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