Monday, March 31, 2014

1 Corinthians 2:9-14 -- On the Spirit of God

"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.
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.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
1 Corinthians 2:9-14

The idea of God giving us his Spirit to guide us in our daily lives is one of the most powerful ideas in the gospel.  I like that it compares our spirits to God's spirit.  Other people don't really know what is going on with us, because they don't have the benefit of knowing what is going on in our heads. :)  The same goes for God.  We can't know what his desires and goals are, unless we have insight into his mind... but that is the amazing part. :)  He *gives* us that, through his Spirit.  As it says two verses after this selection, we basically have access to the mind of God.  The whole idea is staggering.  God allows us insight into his thoughts, his feelings... his soul, in order to help guide us.  And that spirit is how we can feel and know how much he loves us.  How much he supports us and wants us to succeed, and the more we are in tune with it, the more we can learn, directly from God.  The Holy Ghost speaks directly to our own spirits, helping us to learn or understand things better on a spiritual level... and unless we are in tune with our spiritual side, we can never learn those things, or have access to the mind of God. :)  In a very real way, as we go throughout our lives we can have God beside us.  And if we stay in tune with that and don't drive him away with things that are not worthy of God, then we can have constant insight into what God thinks about the things around us, and help to learn how to see better and learn more from every opportunity.
Today, let's be open spiritually to the Holy Ghost.  Let's listen to and learn from the Spirit of God in our lives, and live good lives so that we can have more of God's help and comfort and companionship as we face life's challenges.

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