Choose Your Glue
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew…But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Sprit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:7-8,10-11
What do you know about God?
Maybe you’ve gone to church your whole life. Maybe you’ve even taught Sunday school or gone to Bible college; maybe you have a degree in Theology-the study of God-and you know a lot about God.
Did you know that you can know all these things about God and still be in the dark on the things that matter?
Paul tells us that no one-let that sink in: No One-no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. What that means is that no amount of time spent in classrooms or church sanctuaries will reveal the heart of God. Only God’s Spirit can reveal those things to you.
This means that the only thing in me that glorifies God is Him in me. It’s His Spirit in me and nothing else that reveals what is worthwhile. Only His Spirit can show me what is worth living for, what is in His heart. And only His Spirit can show me my place within His body, who I am in Him and the service to which He has called me.
We can’t figure these things out on our own, and I learned this the hard way. I thought I had to go to Bible college, and then I thought I needed a master’s degree. When that wasn’t enough, I got a doctorate in ministry, and after all that-only after all that, after worshiping at the altar of education and paying all that tuition-only then did it dawn on me that Scripture says, Only the Spirit of God reveals the heart of God. No one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Like never before, now I understand that life isn’t about me, because I can’t figure it all out anyway.
Do you understand that you need God’s Spirit? Let’s pray to Him together right now.
Prayer Holy Spirit,
Thank You for revealing the heart of God! I know now that all my pursuit of knowing You is useless unless You show Yourself to me. Please open my eyes, open my ears, and open my heart as You reveal Yourself to me and show me what is in Your heart!