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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Written by: Andries
Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:44:57 AM  RssIcon

 No one knows the deepest, divine thoughts of God, except the Holy Spirit.
 
If we allow ourselves to be led by the spirit of the world, in other words the thoughts, ideas and ideologies of the unbelieving society, we too may fall into the traps that cause so much distress and the foolishness that plaque the world and cause the suffering of the peoples of the world.
 
We may personally suffer when we allow the foolishness of an unbelieving world to direct our lives and dictate to us.
 
But, thanks be to God, we do not have to fall into the traps of human error and misunderstanding.
 
We received the Holy Spirit who teaches us the thoughts of God. The Spirit shows us the wisdom of God and instructs us that we may speak the words of God.
The Holy Spirit gives us the mind of Christ.
 
Jesus Christ, the one Word of God we have to listen to and his priorities and teaching, comes to us by the Holy Spirit who also interprets the Holy Scriptures for us and helps us to think about all matters of life and faith in accordance with the Gospel, yes in accordance with the mind of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
 
The believer, having received the Holy Spirit, is not subject to merely human judgments about what is important, significant, wise and godly, because the Spirit gives us the mind of Christ!
 
 

 

Now read 1 Corinthians 2: 6 – 16 for a better understanding of this profound truth:
‘6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him—
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.’
 

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