On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, a wisdom God predestined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age knew this wisdom, because if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written,
What no eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no human heart has conceived—
God has prepared these things for those who love him.
Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, since the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except his spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.
1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (CSB)
When Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised the Holy Spirit would be God with us, God who lives in us. We have been gifted the Spirit, and thus God’s presence is closer than our very breath. In our finite minds, it may be easier — even “wiser” — to trust what we can see or imagine, but wisdom that comes from the Spirit goes beyond what our physical minds can fathom. If we want to go the way God leads, then shouldn’t we trust that His Spirit can guide us there?
We don’t have to look for signs — physical or figurative — for us to walk in His way because we have the Spirit of God in us. And if we’re lacking in wisdom, we’re invited in James 1:5 to ask God for it, and He will give it to us generously.
Lord, we ask for wisdom. We want to know You more. Amen.
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