Monday, February 15, 2016

Mon., 2/15/16 Devotion (1 Cor. 2:7)

Today's encouragement comes from 1 Corinthians 2:7, where Paul wrote this:

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory . . . "

God’s Christian churchmen, in varying degrees, know His secrets (cf. Ps. 25:14). The Lord whispers them, as it were, in their ears. God's wisdom, though historically fully expressed in the cross and resurrection of Jesus (and clearly communicated in the Scripture), yet cannot be known by natural man and his reason alone. It must be revealed by the Holy Spirit, directly to the souls of God's redeemed children.

Do we know the wisdom of God; or are we merely surviving with the rudi-ments of a fallen mind and intellect? If we do not know God's wisdom, let us ask Him for it in and through Jesus. God will not turn away any sincere re-quest, initiated by His own Spirit's saving work.

[Puritan quote of the day: "You have heaven while you are on earth when you have a contented spirit; yea, in some regards it is better than heaven.”
—Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment"]