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God's grace is something that those who open their heart by humbling themselves before God can experience more. Being humble before God is only possible by faith. Therefore, people with faith can humble themselves before God and do what God wants them to do. By obeying God in our service, prayers, and humility, I believe, we can grow stronger and wiser in God's love as well. May God's blessings be with you all during this weekend.
How to do your Personal Bible Study
(1) Begin your Personal Bible Study with prayer
(2) Ask God for God’s wisdom and spiritual guidance
(3) Read the scripture
(4) Pray, giving thanks to God for what your heart is touched by the scripture
(5) Read the Personal Bible Study
(6) Finish with the Lord’s Prayer.
When you pray, pray in the name of Jesus Christ as (1) Jesus Christ is God’s divine way for our salvation: Mediator, Savior, Lord, and Christ, as (2) God has given us the name, Jesus Christ, for our salvation (Acts 4:2), as (3) Jesus is God, and as (4) Jesus helps us through the Spirit of God in our prayers (Romans 8:26)
I Corinthians 2:6-16
The wisdom that Paul shares
There are different wisdoms: wisdom of the world, wisdom of the rulers of this age and wisdom of God.
The worldly wisdom doesn’t give us God’s promise (6)
The wisdom that the believers should have and want are not the wisdom of the world nor the wisdom of the rulers of this age. Believers want to remember that the worldly wisdom doesn’t lead them to God’s kingdom. Rather, they may be tempted and in trouble more. The wisdom of God is the wisdom in which the Spirit of God works for us. The wisdom of God makes us know who we are before God and before people so that it makes us humble ourselves no matter what. That is why there is power in this wisdom of God and that is why it is our blessings if we have the wisdom of God.
How can you know if you are living by the wisdom of God?
The wisdom of God has been hidden (7)
It is now exposed by the will of God for believers. It is not the wisdom that people can have by their understanding, knowledge, experience, or power. It is not the wisdom that we can obtain by our efforts or give to others as we desires. It is God’s grace that the wisdom of God is revealed to all. It doesn’t always mean that people who hear about it can have or experience it. It is revealed by the grace of God and in the grace of God can be understood by people. Only those who have faith can understand the wisdom of God. In this sense, it is still hidden while it is revealed to the world.
How do you understand the wisdom of God? Is it hidden to you? Why not? How can you explain that the wisdom of God is revealed to you?
The wisdom of God is for us (7)
God prepared this wisdom even before God created the whole world.“ God destined for our glory before time began” (v. 7). It is “what God has prepared for those who love him” (v. 9). If we have the wisdom of God, we can know the thoughts of God (v. 11). The wisdom of God will help us understand “what God has freely given us” (v. 12). Even our sharing in this time is by the wisdom of God through the work of the Spirit of God (v. 13). The wisdom of God helps “accept the things that come from the Spirit of God” (v. 14), even if those look foolish to the people in the world.
God is love.God’s love is for all. The wisdom of God is revealed to all. How do you experience God’s wisdom? How do you reveal your confidence of having the wisdom of God? ...