Why We Can’t Crack The God Puzzle

If you’re mystified by the actions of God, there’s a good reason for not being able to crack “the God puzzle.”.

First Corinthians 2:11 says, For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

We understand the ways of man because we’re human beings. We have the spirit of man within us.

That doesn’t mean we always understand one another. But the chances of knowing what other people are about are far greater than knowing God’s ways and what He is about.

The only way we can have an inkling of who God is comes when we have the Spirit of God within us.

The Scripture passage is meant for believers–followers of Christ–and continues this way:

12. 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.

Paul believed his teachings were prompted by the Holy Spirit and could only be understood by those who also had the Holy Spirit within.

13. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

When we have the Holy Spirit within, we see things from a perspective others don’t have. In turn, they may not be able to grasp the ways of followers of Christ.

14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

This doesn’t mean we’re so high and mighty that we can tell God what to do. But we can at least better understand our mysterious, holy God.

16. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

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