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Devotional - week of April 2, 2017


THE HIDDEN WISDOM OF GOD 

However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature ... we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory … 1 Corinthians 2:6-7

 

In 1 Corinthians 2:6-7 Paul reveals several things about the hidden wisdom of God. God ordained it before the ages. It is for the spiritually mature. And it is for the glory of believers.

 

Hidden truths can be understood only as they are revealed by the Holy Spirit—who has lived in all of God’s children since the day of Pentecost.

 

In 1 Corinthians 2:9 Paul quotes a passage from Isaiah indicating that in Isaiah’s day the hidden wisdom had not been revealed.

 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.

 

However, in verse 10 Paul writes:

 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.

 

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 2:12:

 Now we have received … the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.

 

God’s hidden wisdom is His plan of free gifts to believers.

 

The overall message of these passages is that God will grant unlimited blessing to all believers who will learn of these blessings as the Holy Spirit reveals them through the Scriptures.

 

We can continue to receive the filling of the Holy Spirit for His revelations as we continue to experience our crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.