We have mentioned that you have to follow God’s instructions if you what to become all that God has planned for you to become. As believers, we now know some of the many benefits to following God’s instructions. While we are still a work in progress, we have discovered one of “the rewards for them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). We become “spiritually and morally mature.” When we become “spiritually and morally mature,” we speak wisdom among them that are the same. We speak not the wisdom of the world or the wisdom of those thought to be intelligent, wise, learned, or scholarly. We speak not the wisdom of the sages and the men of discernment. We speak not the wisdom of the Greek philosophers and orators or the Jewish theologians and the Christian teachers. No, we speak the wisdom of God, which is given to us by divine revelation. Yes, we speak the wisdom of God, wisdom that was hidden before the world began. Yes, that’s right; wisdom that God predestined from the beginning that would result in glory to us. Jesus prayed, thanking the Father for revealing this wisdom to those who would become “the spiritually and morally mature.” And as the spiritually and morally mature, we now know that the word of God is wisdom only to “those who have an ear to hear.”
“Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect (mature): yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes (rulers) of this world (age), that come to nought (nothing). But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained (predetermined) before the world (ages) unto our glory. Which none of the princes (rulers) of this world (age) knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (I Corinthians 2:6-8).
Among “the spiritually and morally mature,” the word of God, spoken of here by Paul, is wisdom to “those that have ears to hear.” This is not the kind of wisdom that the world uses or the kind of wisdom that the sages and the men of discernment use, but the kind of wisdom that comes directly from God. This great wisdom does not come from the earth realm or is it the kind that appeals to the great men of this world but it comes directly through God’s word. This wisdom tells us of the things of God, which the great men of the world have never understood. They try to make sense of the information but are unable to assemble all the pieces to form a coherent picture. Their picture, made mostly of theories, contain much speculation or conjecture, which over the years has not withstood the test of time.
As “the spiritually and morally mature,” we speak, among “those who have an ear to hear,” words of wisdom. As “the spiritually and morally mature,” we know about these things because God has sent “the Holy Spirit” to tell us of his wisdom.
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (I Corinthians 2:9-10).
As “the spiritually and morally mature,” we know about these things because God has revealed them to us by “his Spirit.” This same “Spirit,” which searches out God’s deepest secrets, reveals to his children all of the mysteries of the Bible. This same “Spirit” reveals words of wisdom to only “those who have an ear to hear,” his children. However, make no mistake, everyone is a creation of God; not everyone is a child of God.
“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God” (I Corinthians 2:11).
With man and his inner thoughts, only his spirit man, who is inside of him, has knowledge of what they are. With man and his inner thoughts, only his spirit man, who is inside of him, understands what they are. It is the same way with God. Only the “Spirit of God” has knowledge and understanding of the inner thoughts of God. Only the “Spirit of God” has knowledge and understanding of the things of God. As “the spiritually and morally mature,” we now know of these things. We know of these things because we have within us, “the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16). Yes, that’s right; we have a portion of the very thoughts of Christ within us. Because we have this mind of Christ, we can receive “the Spirit” that comes forth from God. Once received, “the Spirit” reveals to us the things that are freely given to us by God. Once received, “the Spirit” reveals to us the inner thoughts of God. And because we have this “mind of Christ,” we have knowledge and understanding of the things “the Spirit” reveals to us.
As always, we pray that our inspirational message will abundantly bless you, greatly inform you, and that you will be the better for having read it. If blessed by this message, please share so that others may be blessed as well. Amen.
Enjoy your blessings - KW