1 Corinthians 2:9-14 (1)

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.For who knows a person's thoughts except for the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

This point that Paul presents so clearly, that the Spirit searches everything, even the mind of the LORD, God, the Almighty, is something I knew, but I didn't know. Sure I've read the passages in John 14:15-17, 16:7-15, many times, but it never soaked in. The Holy Spirit is the member of the Trinity whose function is to lead me into all truth. Pilate in a quixotic manner, asked: "What is truth?" The Holy Spirit answers that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. The mind of the Godhead revealed.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 133

Mid-day: 119:137-144

Evening: Psalm 58

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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