Desiring the Deep Things of God (I Corinthians 2:10)
I Corinthians 2:10, But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The unregenerate man knows not God, nor the things of God, for they must be revealed to him. He cannot be seen, heard, or conceived by the heart of man (I Corinthians 2:9). Carnal thinking has always limited the understanding of God in the mind of man. Carnal man is incapable of fathoming the depths of God’s wisdom. God’s wisdom is spiritually discerned.
The deep things of God are only revealed by God's Spirit. Only God's Spirit knows the wisdom and things of God. Human reason can never discover God and the things of God. Only the Holy Spirit can help us understand the deep things of God. The Christian that desires to know the unknown truths of God's Word will learn them if he relies upon the Holy Spirit to teach him those truths. The believer who minds spiritual things can understand the mature, deep things of God.
The term searches reveal the “detective” nature of the Spirit of God. The Spirit searches all things. He “examines” every aspect of life. This relates to his ministry of conviction of sin, righteousness, and judgment to come. The believer who allows free reign of the Spirit will experience and understand the deep things of God. The Spirit will lead this individual to a complete understanding of the “details” of God. Those unfathomable truths of what lies ahead, which we cannot see or hear, have been revealed by God unto us “by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” The thought is simple. Who knows more about God than His Holy Spirit? It is He, therefore, who has so revealed the unfathomable mysteries of God.
The Holy Spirit, who indwells every believer (Romans 8:9), is God’s Agent of communication and revelation. The word revealed means “to unveil, to uncover, makes manifest, or discloses.” The Spirit “takes the cover off’. He makes visible things which seem vague and difficult to understand. As you read God’s Word and hear it taught or preached, the Holy Spirit works in your mind to uncover and reveal the wisdom of God. Human wisdom is unlocked by intellect, but divine wisdom is unlocked by the Holy Spirit through God’s written Word. God has given us His Spirit so that we might understand the things which are from God.
The Spirit of God that resides within the believer is this intimate with God the Father. He knows everything perfectly and has been commissioned as our Comforter. He has been called alongside to be a comforter to the believer, and He can be because He intimately knows the Father’s will. The Holy Spirit of God ministers the deep things of God to us to challenge us, compel us and to consecrate us. The splendor of our relationship can be experienced now. It can be enjoyed and loved. God stands, by His Spirit, waiting to teach the believer the unsearchable riches of Christ today. Is your Bible a dry book or is it a deep book to you?
PRAYER: Lord, I know that You are able to reveal Your deep love to me. May Your Spirit minister to me and reveal the Divine truths of the mind of Christ. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
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