1 Corinthians 2:11 Knowing God’s Thoughts

 

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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. 1 Corinthians 2:11

Reading a person’s mind or thoughts is something people have always wanted to do. There has been many who claim that they can know the thoughts of another person. However, that cannot be done.

Magicians claim that they can read the minds of another person, yet, all they are doing is playing a trick on the person. It is done with a slight of hand or a play on words.

Married couples often believe that they can read each other’s minds. It is not actually reading their minds, but knowing how the other person will think or act in a given situation. They have been around each other long enough to possibly guess the correct answer. However, this same method of knowing the person’s thoughts, gets many into trouble, because they are wrong.

Some people claim to know the thoughts of God, yet, are not living for God or following God in any way. They just use the wisdom and understanding of this world to get their ideas of what God is thinking. Only God really knows what He is thinking.

God does know what He is thinking and is willing to share that information with people. The way that he shares it is through His Holy Spirit indwelling in a person. As a believer reads the Bible and prays, God’s Holy Spirit opens his spiritual eyes and ears to hear what God is saying. He will begin to understand the meaning in what God is saying.

The idea of God sending His one and only son to die on a cross to save a people who hate Him, is crazy and does not make sense from the world’s point of view. It is only when the Holy Spirit reveals His great love and master plan of salvation, does a person begin to understand what God did and why He did it.

As you read God’s word, you also need to have His Holy Spirit guide you in what He is saying and how to apply it to your own life. You will also need His Holy Spirit to help you to hear and understand what God is saying to you directly outside of the bible.

Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal what God’s thoughts are.

I pray today that you will allow God’s Holy Spirit to guide you; that God will reveal to you what He is saying and doing; that you will trust God’s thoughts and actions; and that you will share what God is doing with others.

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Psalm 139:17-18 God Is Thinking About You

How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand–when I awake, I am still with you. Psalm 139:17-18

One concern that many people have is wondering what other people are thinking about them. Fear of what other people are thinking is one of the largest factors that keep a person from doing something.

The fear comes from the thought that the other person does not like or agree with what a person is doing or saying. This often paralyzes a person. While most people don’t have any real thoughts on what is happening, there are some that will be very negative about it. There are some that will openly condemn or cut down a person for what he is doing or saying.

Since people tend to be like that, many also feel God is the same way. There are people who will not turn to God out of fear of what He might say because of all the bad things that they had done.

David had caught the idea that God has a lot of thoughts about Him. He knew that God knew him very well, and in spite of knowing him that well, still loved him. God had so many thoughts about David that David felt they would outnumber the grains of sand. That is a lot of thoughts.

He is not alone in God’s thoughts. God is thinking about you. He has plans to help you become the best that you can be. He wants you to prosper and survive for all eternity.

Since God knows you perfectly well, inside and out, do you not think that if He was really against you that you would not be already destroyed?

God is not out to destroy you or condemn you because of your sins. He wants to forgive you and make you into the man or woman who is after His own heart. God’s goal is to get rid of all the sin in your life and make you like Jesus.

Do not fear His thoughts for you. Accept them and grow in Jesus. Realize how precious those thoughts are and how well they will help you, if you will let Him do His work in you.

I pray today that God will reveal His thoughts about you to you; that you will not fear what God thinks of you; that you will know God’s love for you; and that you will keep God in your thoughts all the time.