Lately I'm seeing how human and sinful I am. My heart is wicked and I tend to stray from God. It's frustrating because I want to have a heart for God. To a certain extent, I think I do. But when I analyze myself in a deeper light (by The Book), I see all the dirtiness in me. Doesn't the Bible say that Jesus cleanses me from sin and unrighteousness by faith in Him?
I recently started to read 1 Corinthians and it's been blowing my mind! What has stuck out to me so far has been 1 Corinthians 2. In verse 17 it says that no one knows the thoughts of God or understands his ways except for the Spirit of God. What? Ok, ok, in the next few verses it says that God has given me his spirit to understand Him and what he has given me.
But why do I still not understand? This is such a hard thing to wrap my brain around.
The culminating verse for me that I memorized in this passage was 1 Cor. 2:16 which says, "For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."
It clicked with me. . . I don’t understand God all at once, but by faith in Jesus I have his spirit. His spirit instructs me how to live. Wow! This was a humbling thing to realize.
Romans 8:26-27, "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for what we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."