1 Corinthians 2:14 - Spiritual Discernment So Vital.

1 Corinthians 2:14 (NIV) 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. 

1 Corinthians 2:14 (CWR) Without the Holy 
Spirit, man cant understand what God is trying to 
tell him.  It seems foolish to him because 
spiritual things can only be understood spiritually. 


God intends that even in this life the 
truths of His word shall be ever unfolding to His 
people. There is only one way in which this 
knowledge can be obtained. We can attain to an 
understanding of God's word only through the illumination 
of that Spirit by which the word was given. {SC 


   After exposing the futility of worldly 
thinking in 1 Corinthians 1, Paul introduces 
Christians to the higher realm of godly wisdom. This 
kind of knowledge and understanding isn't 
available through human intelligence and reasoning; it 
comes strictly through divine revelation. Only 
those indwelt by God's Spirit have "the mind of 
Christ" (v. 16) and access to "the things freely 
given" to them by God (v. 12). 
   Without this supernatural insight, no one 
can accurately know the Lord or His ways. Many 
people say they believe in God yet may not have a 
correct understanding of Him because their 
perceptions are based on their own thoughts and ideas. 
It's easier to custom-design a god to fit our 
preferences than to make the required adjustments that 
worship of the one true God demands. 
   Even believers need to guard against 
trying to fit God into their preconceived image of 
Him. The Bible is the only reliable source of 
divine revelation, but we must be careful to 
consider the Scriptures as a whole"it's critical 
that we don't just pick and choose the verses we 
want to believe. For example, by focusing only on 
passages that emphasize the Lord's lovingkindness 
while excluding those that speak of His holiness 
and justice, we misunderstand His true nature. 
   Let's seek to know the Lord in truth by 
considering the entire counsel of Scripture. Divine 
wisdom is available to every believer through the 
Holy Spirit, who searches the depths of God. May 
we never try to limit Him to fit our 
preferences. Instead, may He enlarge our minds to embrace 
His thoughts. [In Touch Daily Devotional by 
Charles Stanley at www.intouch.org] 

   One of the reasons that many people - 
including believers - dont read the Bible is 
because they cant understand it. We would expect 
that to be the case for those who dont know 
Christ, but why do so many believers fail to 
comprehend the truths of Scripture? Maybe its 
because they havent asked for help from their 
divine Teacher. One of the Holy Spirits chief 
responsibilities is to enable Christians to understand the 
things of God. 
   When looking at believers who know more 
than we do, well sometimes think, I will never 
be able to reach that level. The issue, 
however, isnt how much knowledge you have right 
now, but whether you are growing in your 
understanding. The Spirit will teach you what you need to 
know, not necessarily what others know. Because He 
wants to make us godly people, Hell give us 
enough truth each day to change our lives. He will 
interpret the meaning and give an application designed 
specifically for each person. 
   The Spirits goal is not to fill your 
mind with information but to bring you to a 
deeper level in your relationship with the Lord. He 
wants you to understand the truth so you will fall 
in love with Jesus. Then youll long to spend 
time in the Word, thereby getting to know Him 
even better. 
   But all these treasures of Gods Word 
could remain out of reach if you never ask the 
Teacher to unlock them. Each time you read your 
Bible, ask the Lord for understanding. A 
wonderfully intimate love relationship with Christ 
awaits those who let the Spirit reveal to them the 
thoughts of God. [In Touch Daily Devotional by 
Charles Stanley at www.intouch.org] 


1 Corinthians 2:14 - Spiritual Wisdom!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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