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1/26/2009

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God's Spirit Helps Us Know God

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." (1 Corinthians 2:12)

Gordon's best friend sometimes keeps secrets that he doesn't want him to know. Gordon can't read his mind, so he will never know those secrets. Nobody can know his friend's mind except the friend himself (and God). Nobody knows God's mind except for God.

So how are we ever supposed to know what God wants?

God has not given us the spirit of the world. If He gave us the spirit of the world we would never know what we need to know. God has given us the Spirit of God so we can know the mind of God. We will never know everything God knows, but we can know the things that are "given to us" from God. We can know everything we need to know.

God has given us knowledge about how to live, how to behave, how to treat our neighbors, and how to love each other. We can know how to help friends in need and how to respect our parents. God has "freely" given us all that knowledge.

God gave us the Spirit so we can know Him.

My Response:
» Do I act like I have the Spirit of God or the spirit of the world?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The King Forever and Ever
Psalm 10:16 "The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land."

 

Question & Answer

QWhat is the response of all of Christ's redeemed?

AThey will praise Him forever, because He alone is worthy of eternal praise. Revelation 5:9 – And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.

 

BIG Christian Word

Righteousness - (ri'ches-nes)

Righteousness describes the way God acts. God always acts in a way that is right, for He is the final standard of what is right. God wants us to understand his righteousness by studying the Scriptures so we can act the way he wants us to. (Isaiah 45:19) "I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right."