“But as it is written: What eye did not see and ear did not hear, and what never entered the human mind— God prepared this for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
There are so many religious denominations and doctrines in the world today that were started by men and women who base their beliefs on their own limited, spiritual wisdom and understanding, rather than on God’s revelation through the Holy Spirit. This is why God warns us and tells us to not believe every spirit, but to check to see if it’s from God, before believing them:
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1).”
Sadly, as I’ve said before, most people don’t want to take time to read, much less study, God’s Word. Thus, they foolishly follow false doctrines taught by false prophets, who are leading them straight to hell. Let’s not let that happen to us. Let’s see what God is really teaching us through today’s verse.
First, let’s take a look at the context. In verses one through eight, the Apostle Paul makes it very clear to all of us that he is speaking about the spiritual realm of both God and man. It is a spiritual communication between the all-wise Holy Spirit of God, and the spirit of man, whose wisdom is severely limited. He explains that everything he had taught the church at Corinth, did not come from him, but from God’s revelation to him through the Holy Spirit. Understanding this, now we can look at what today’s verse says. Paul goes on to say:
- “But as it is written:” – although Paul’s source for his following quote is not known, it is clear that it has it’s origins in Scripture because of what is revealed through it.
- “What eye did not see and ear did not hear, and what never entered the human mind…” – refers to God’s mysteries, things that humanity in its own wisdom could never understand or explain. Mainly, His love and grace shown to us through what He did for us through His Son, Jesus.
- “God prepared this for those who love Him.” – from before the foundation of the world, God chose to open the spiritual eyes of those who chose love Him and put their faith and trust in Him. He did this so that we could get to know Him, understand Him, love Him, and thus, serve Him. The more we know and understand God, the more we are compelled to love Him.
God’s greatest mystery is His amazing love for us. Do you want to know about His love for you? Do you want to know what His love compelled Him to do for you? Let me now by responding below on this blog.
In Christi’s love,