WE GET IT — THEY DON’T
1 Corinthians 2:13-16
13 …truths which we can also communicate, just not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities using spiritual words. 14 But a soulish person cannot receive the truths communicated by the Spirit of God; because they are stupidity to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are only subject to spiritual investigation. 15 But someone who is spiritual does investigate all these truths, yet he himself is investigated by no one. 16 Because who has known the mind of the Lord, so that he is able to advise Him? But we have the mind of Christ.
Paul has been explaining to the Corinthian believers the amazing disclosed wisdom that has been taught them in the gospel. Only believers can investigate the significance of these truths, because only believers are taught these things by the Holy Spirit. To outsiders – merely soulish people who are not connected to the Holy Spirit through faith – these truths about Christ crucified appear to be stupidity. But not us – Paul says. We have the mind of Christ himself. We get it.
LORD, thank you for the amazing wisdom that is ours – the truth about Christ crucified for us.