Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 8, 2017

Thoughts

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 9:49 pm

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 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. 12 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. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”  But we have the mind of Christ. (NIV)

 It is important to read this entire paragraph.  Not just read it but slow down and pause on each phrase and meditate on each one.  To know our own thoughts we must allow our spirit to search our minds completely.  This takes a willingness to be honest with ourselves.  Then we must allow God’s Holy Spirit into our minds and put in them (renewing our minds) the thoughts of God which we are ready and able to receive.  We are not to judge things with our own mind but with the mind of Christ which the Holy Spirit implants within us.  How do we know if the thoughts we have are from God?  We judge these thoughts with the Holy Bible.  Only the thoughts which agree with Scripture are from God.  We must read, study and meditate on His written word to keep His thoughts speaking to us louder than our own carnal and worldly thoughts.  We have the mind of Christ.  Let us learn to listen and obey those thoughts.

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