Putting God's Word into Practice…

1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Spiritual Wisdom

on September 7, 2012

God’s secret wisdom is not given out freely to anyone–but only to those who have His Spirit dwelling in them, who love Him and according to Proverbs, those who are willing to seek and cry out for it.  Those who are hungry for godly wisdom display spiritual maturity–they realize that wisdom apart from God is not wisdom at all.

In Romans 11:33-34a it says, “Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  HOw unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!  ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord’?”  The answer to that question is the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit searches and understands.  AND WE HAVE RECEIVED THAT SPIRIT! so that we can understand the things of God and pass that wisdom along to other like-minded, Spirit-filled people.

People in their natural state–sinners separated from God–do not receive or accept God’s wisdom.  So don’t be surprised if when offered, it is rejected.  

After being reminded that Believers have received the Spirit of God, Paul concluded by saying, “We have the mind of Christ.”  Think about that for a minute….  How am I viewing and living my life, making my decisions, treating others?  Is it all flowing out of a mind that is like Christ’s? Philippians 2:5-8 says that we should have the mind of Christ.  It then goes on to describe what that looks like–being obedient to the Father and a humble, self-sacrificing servant of others.


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