The Close Link Between God's Thoughts and Ours

The Close Link Between God's Thoughts and Ours
By Pastor Alexander L. Redd
April 5, 2024

"For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God." 
(1 Corinthians 2:11)

Understanding how humans and God think has always interested theologians and philosophers. According to today's devotional verse, no one can know what a person thinks except their own spirit. Similarly, only the Spirit of God can know God's thoughts. This verse reveals the mysterious connection between human and divine thinking. Our thoughts are private and unknown to others, while God's thoughts are only accessible through His Spirit.

Our thoughts are like a locked room that no one else can enter. They belong to our individual spirit. Likewise, only the Holy Spirit knows God's thoughts. When the Holy Spirit blesses us, it gives us a remarkable gift—the ability to comprehend God's thoughts. This is like having Christ's mind. The Apostle Paul uses this profound concept to guide us on our spiritual way of life, emphasizing our unique advantage.

Paul explains we learn through what we see and read, what we hear, and what we choose to apply. But he also introduces the idea of learning through the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit guides you, you have a unique opportunity to learn like never before. This should make you think differently when you open the Bible. It's not just reading words; it's a divine connection where you can access God's thoughts.

In the final analysis, you must ask yourself if you are truly learning God's thoughts through His Holy Spirit and His Word - the Bible. Human thinking and God's thinking are different, but connected through the Holy Spirit. This shows you the importance of spiritual learning and how the Holy Spirit is the gateway to God's thoughts. As you walk on the path of learning and growing in the spiritual things of God, remember this connection and seek to understand God's Word and His thoughts.

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