It is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. . . . What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10,12
The Answer is Revealed
“I don’t get it! I don’t understand!” As students in school or learners in life, we have all been there. A difficult math problem. A perplexing philosophical question. An irreconcilable relationship issue. Aren’t you grateful for the patient teacher, the caring classmate, or the wise parent who helps you? The light bulb goes on. The answer is revealed. “Ahh…now I get it! Now I understand!”
On our own, we are in the dark when it comes to understanding God and knowing how he operates. But God doesn’t want us to be in the dark. So, he reveals himself in the Bible. There, he shows us that we can’t do what he demands of us to win his love. We can’t do what it takes to be perfect like him so that we might live with him.
Then, the Spirit shows us what God has done for us in Jesus. Jesus lived and died for us to solve the problem that has no other solution. He won forgiveness for our failings. He rose from the dead to show his power over death and every other problem of life. He promises that he is with us in this world that he controls. And one day he will take those who trust in him to live with him in heaven.
The Spirit shows us the truths about God. The light bulb goes on. The answers are revealed. “Ahh…now I get it! Now I understand!”
Lord God, thank you for sending your Spirit through your Word to show me your love in Jesus. Amen.