Proverbs 28  6-28-16

People are all the time telling me, “I know I should read the Bible more; I just can’t seem to work it into my schedule,” or, “I just can’t understand what I read.”

[29] If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
even his prayers are detestable. 

“Houston, we have a problem.” 

We are NOT the ones who generate the desire to read His Word–He is! We are NOT the ones who interpret what we read; it is His Spirit that speaks to us through His Word. 

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 says, “but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  

[11] For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him [who can know your mind except you]? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

[12] We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, 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, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

[14] The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.

[15] The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment [we answer only to Him]:

 [16] “For who has known the mind of the Lord
that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ [THIS is why we answer only to Him].

Answer the call; open His Letter to us and read of all the wonderful things He has for us and in store for us! From 1 Corinthians 2:9,

“No eye has seen,

no ear has heard,

no mind has conceived

what God has prepared for those who love him”—

These are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit. [10]

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