1 Corinthians 2 | Bible Study

Hello again,

It seems like I’m publishing on this blog for three days straight and I’m going to see how it’s going to work out in the school year. This is just me giving you guys a heads up in case you don’t see a post in its usual time. If you don’t see a post at all during one of these days, then I’m probably too swamped with classwork to write a blog post. I’m going to try my best though.

1 Corinthians 2 (NLT)

There’s only one section in this chapter called Paul’s Message of Wisdom. Throughout this passage, he talks about how he would spread the gospel to different groups of people. It was only until I personally started studying this did I realize how faithful Paul is. He stated that he would forget about everything else except for Jesus Christ. To approach people, he approached them humbly – “timid and trembling”. Paul solely relied on The Holy Spirit to guide him in his sermons, using plain and simple words because he wanted us to trust in God’s words rather than his words (human’s words). Yet he changes his way of speaking when he’s talking to those who are more mature than others with regards to spirituality. He speaks with wisdom, but not intelligently. He speaks with “the mystery of God – his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it our ultimate glory before the world began.” That may mean he spoke about God’s salvation, but in the next sentence, he said that if they understood that then they wouldn’t have crucified Jesus Christ.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”
God’s love is just that great and encompassing. We know of this only because it was revealed to us through The Spirit. By receiving Christ into our lives, we can know of these things. Paul clearly states that it’s not the world’s spirit we receive, but God’s Spirit, but going back to spirituality, only those who are spiritual may receive the Spirit because only they can understand it. It would just be nonsense to those who aren’t spiritual. No one else can understand God except those who are spiritual because “we have the mind of God.” We as Christians should feel honored that we have the mind of God revealed to us by His Spirit.
With that being said, it’s a comforting, yet fearful statement. That’s what it feels like to fear God – to be in revere and awe while being completely aware of what He’s capable of. By fearing God, we are more humble because we know what He can do, but we’re also more open to save those because they don’t know what will be coming for them. God is omniscient – all knowing. He knows our thoughts and what we will do.
Shouldn’t we spend every moment for His glory?
Have a great day!
Alice
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