Devotion for June 16, 2021

“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.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)

I think the apostle Paul’s discussion in 1 Corinthians 2 is one of the deepest in the Bible. If you have experienced what Paul talks about here, you know the Holy Spirit. This is divine wisdom for the mature (1 Corinthians 2:6).

Paul explains that the Spirit searches “even the deep things of God.” Wow! All who God is, all that God knows, all that God has experienced in the entire universe of galaxies, the Spirit has explored. And what does the Spirit do with that intimate knowledge of God’s thoughts? He communicates to us.

The Holy Spirit enables us to understand God — his holiness so that we fall on our face before him; his unconditional love so that tears of joy overwhelm us; his tender mercy so that we shake our heads at the mystery of God’s grace.

The Spirit enables us to understand the blessings freely given us by God. The Spirit reveals our identity in Christ, what it means to be a new creature. The Spirit opens up the Word of God not only so that we can understand the depth of God’s revelation, but also to enable us to teach these truths to others. The Spirit shapes and molds us into spiritual people so that we can explain spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

Do you want to be a person shaped by the Holy Spirit? Let the Holy Spirit capture your heart so that you can share the depths of God with others.

Holy Spirit, open my mind so that you can begin to reveal to me the depths of God, that I may also share your wisdom with others. Amen.

Stay encouraged!
Pastor Mike

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