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Revealing the Deep Things of God

Holy BibleScripture reveals so much to us at various times and in various ways. How many times have you read a familiar passage and realized you just learned something new and different? The Holy Bible is alive. It’s fresh and always revealing new things to us through God’s Spirit. First Corinthians 2:9, 10 tells us: “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”

Many times we just focus on verse 9 and ignore verse 10, but we can’t do that. The fact that God is preparing wonderful things for those who love Him gives us great hope, but verse 10 holds an amazing promise, too! Verse 10 reminds us that God is revealing things to us through His Spirit and that the Spirit searches all things—even the tragedies and mysteries that are hard to comprehend. He’s there to reveal these deeper things to us.

God has one goal when He speaks to us. He wants us to fully understand what He’s saying and the meaning of what He is saying. Verse 10 tells us that He has sent a special Person, the Holy Spirit, to help us make sense of Scripture and of what He is saying. Remember, anything we think God is saying or revealing must line up with the Word and the nature, character, and will of God.

God wants us to understand all there is about Him. He wants us to fully understand His power, His beauty, His majesty, and His will. He also wants us to understand the plans He has for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and the position we have in Christ (Ephesians 2:6). Nothing is hidden; there are no secret agendas with God. He reveals deep things through His Spirit, and we will find them by seeking and searching His Word.

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2 responses to “Revealing the Deep Things of God”

  1. Patrick Easter says:

    Pastor Steve-

    Good point – One I’ve stressed on a few occasions as well! Some questions left open here: How, besides simply “by His Spirit” does God reveal the deep mysteries to us, who is the “us” in the passage, and if St. Paul is talking here simply about people reading their Bibles, what Bibles did they have then to be reading?

    • Steve Berger says:

      Thanks for your comment. I think God reveals Himself in many ways, His Word being one of them. But I also think the deeper things referred to here come from the Spirit. The “us” is believers.