BCL Grow: "Taught by the Spirit" — 1 Corinthians 2:10-13

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1 Corinthians 2:10-13 (God)

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Bible Passage

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 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. — 1 Corinthians 2:10-13

Quote

"In fact, the inspiration of Scripture became an argument for the Spirit’s full divinity. Just as our salvation requred no one less than God to regenerate, indwell, sanctify, and glorify us, so we could have no assurance that Scripture represents God’s word to us unless the one who inspired it is God himself.” — Michael Horton, Rediscovering the Holy Spirit: God’s Perfecting Presence in Creation, Redemption, and Everyday Life, p. 87-88.

Steps to Take

1. Reflect: What is the role of the Holy Spirit in Scripture? How does the Spirit of God teach you?

2. Remember: A natural person, that is an unregenerate one, without the Holy Spirit cannot understand God’s word. It’s like being blind or deaf—unable to see and unable to hear. But God, by the power of his Holy Spirit, working through his word, opens eyes and ears to hear and understand his word—his mighty acts of redemption in history and the good news of the gospel of Christ Jesus. God’s Spirit teaches his people through the word of God, the Bible. You are being taught by God in both mind and heart.

3. Respond: Listen to the word of God and hear the truth he reveals to you. Rejoice that the Spirit of God makes his word known to you. Read his word often and meditate in it, filling your heart and mind with God’s words of salvation, comfort, and assurance. For it is the Spirit of God in you, poured out by Christ Jesus through faith in him alone, and all by grace.