“…No one can comprehend the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:11
This past weekend I was at a staff training at Nebraska Youth Camp for this summer’s counselors and other staff. One of my presentations was on preparing devotionals for the campers. This summer, the camp focus is specifically on God. God is a tough topic to teach on because He is so great. God is huge! He has done so much, and is incomprehensible. As 1 Corinthians says, no one can comprehend the thoughts of God! How do we teach about Him!
Although that is an exhausting subject to think about, look at what else is pointed out:
“For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:11
Our thoughts will not be comprehended by others unless we are willing to tell others about our thoughts. We hold that power to share, or not to. In the same way, God can choose to share or not share, and He has chosen to share with His Spirit.
“Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may receive the things freely given us by God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:12
The Spirit given to us from God interprets His thoughts. We have access to understanding God by His Spirit, but only what God chooses to give to us through His Spirit.
The incomprehensible, huge, vast God understands that we cannot understand Him completely, so He give that knowledge to the Spirit. That Spirit guides our lives when we allow it to. The more the Spirit guides us, and not the world, the more we will understand God.