1 Corinthians: Revealed By The Spirit – 2-4-2018

by | 02.05.2018

1 Corinthians 2:6-16

  1. Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?
  2. What’s one way you can spend this week dependent on the Spirit for wisdom, knowledge and understanding?

God has made us for himself, but we have run from him. The heart of our
lostness is our profound self-focus. We do not want to know him, if knowing him is on his terms. We are happy to have a god we can more or less manipulate; we do not want a god to whom we admit that we are rebels in heart and mind, that we do not deserve his favor, and that our only hope is in his pardoning and transforming grace. Or, more precisely, we cannot fathom such things unless we have the Spirit of God.
D.A. Carson

We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in
judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgments
instead. If we come to Scripture with our minds made up, expecting to hear
from it only an echo of our own thoughts and never the thunderclap of God’s, then indeed he will not speak to us and we shall only be confirmed in our own prejudices. We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security, to undermine our complacency and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior.
John Stott