THURSDAY, MAY 4
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10
1 Corinthians 2:6-10 says, “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” Scripture is very, very clear. God has given us wisdom that is not a wisdom of this world, nor a wisdom of the rulers of this age who are coming to nothing. He has given us the wisdom of God in a mystery – hidden wisdom which He ordained before this season for our glory. None of the rulers of that age knew God’s wisdom, or they never would have crucified the Lord Jesus, the Lord of Glory, “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’” How do we unfold God’s mysteries? It comes through praying in tongues. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2 and again in 1 Corinthians 13, the way we get the understanding of mystery is we pray it in the Spirit until the Holy Spirit gives us understanding. God reveals things to us by His Spirit, for His Spirit searches all things. When we are praying in tongues, that is what is happening! The Holy Spirit is searching all things, even the deep things of God and bringing them to our understanding by interpretation of what we are praying in the Spirit. Praying in tongues seems far less optional when we study it out in the Word enough to understand the benefit! The more we study the Word, God’s intent behind the prayer language becomes more and more obvious!