Saturday, June 5, 2010

1 Corinthians 2: More Wisdom--Just Enough

Eve's sin was wanting to know everything.
She wanted wisdom and Truth so that she could be like God.

I hesitate to confess to Eve's sin, but it's sort of true. I want to know truth and Truth, wisdom and Wisdom. I want to know it all. Understand it all.

The difference between Eve and me is that I'm not willing to do ANYTHING to obtain that kind of knowledge.

Through God's Word, and through God's Spirit, I have a little bit of wisdom that Eve didn't possess. I know that I can never plumb the depth of God's wisdom and knowledge. (Check out Romans 11:33-36.) I know that I can never figure him out. I know that any understanding I may gain is a gift from Him.

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 tells us,

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, 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, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:
"For who has known the mind of the Lord
that he may instruct him?"
But we have the mind of Christ.

When I submit myself to God, when I surrender to his will, God's Spirit will give me wisdom when I need it.

Again, I need to test everything against God's Word, to his laws, especially the law of love.

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