Tag: wisdom for the mature
Scripture reading for July 7th: 1st Corinthians 2
Key Scriptures for over-comers: 1st Corinthians 2:6-10 “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “No eye as seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”–but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches the deep things of God.”
Paul’s Gospel message was ‘God’s secret wisdom’ that had been hidden until Jesus Christ revealed it to all mankind. This wisdom revealed that Jesus Christ was and is the eternal Son of God and that through faith in His life and sacrificial death all men, Jew and Gentile, could be made righteous and receive eternal life. Ancient people of God desired to have God “rend the heavens and come down.” (Isaiah 64:1) God did that in sending His Son! Now through the Son, the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit has been made available to all men and reveals the ‘deep things of God’ to His people! These deep things include our sonship, adoption, suffering, persecution, inheritance, and ultimate destiny.
Observations for over-comers: Over-comers now can live with revelation knowledge and understanding of the deep things of God through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. “For when You did awesome things that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled before You. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” (Isaiah 64:3-4)