Tuesday, November 28, 2017

1 Corinthians 2:12-13 NIV 2011

What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit—taught words.

 

Paul reiterates what he wrote in verse six, “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or the rulers of their age, who are coming to nothing.” Human wisdom, living in the flesh, alienates believers from God. Romans 8, “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires…” The indwelling Holy Spirit interpreted spiritual Truths to believers. Paul words came from the Spirit as he stated in 4b, “but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.” The Holy Spirit reveals God’s Wisdom.

 

Searching for a Scripture this morning I chanced upon this one. The first time I studied this was with BSF during The Life and Letters of Paul. I have many notes in my blue Bible from that study. Knowing the Holy Spirit is at work in my life just makes me smile as I type. It wasn’t chance that led me here, but rather the Holy Spirit at work in my life reminding me He reveals God’s wisdom daily.

 

What wisdom is the Spirit revealing today?

 

He consistently reveals,

S

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