Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bible Quotes 1 Corinthians 2:9

However, as it is written:
"What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived"--
the things God has prepared for those who love him... - 1 Corinthians 2:9

The wisdom of the age has it that one needs things. A house, a job, authority over others, and none of it matters. It is all very transient. One may have them for a time. One can work and build on them. One can be unfairly denied them. It is foolishness to dwell on it, it will happen or it won’t.

It is not your word which will convict others to faith in God, but His words. And they speak in ways you may not be aware of. Let them.

Paul writes “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 declare God’s wisdom, a mystery 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.”

“The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 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. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for,
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.”

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