ONE MUST BE SPIRITUAL TO UNDERSTAND TRUTH
No matter where we are on our journey, or how much knowledge we may possess, in order to fully understand the truth, we must be connected to God. We must not look at things from the worldly view, but from a supernatural view. We cannot fully comprehend the Word of God in the flesh; we must connect with the Holy Spirit, so as we seek to understand the truth, we will look at it with a different lens. We can be marred if we simply look at it from the natural eye. Our eyes and our hearts must be filled with the Spirit. Every time we read God’s Word in the spiritual realm, we gain new insight and new meaning. That’s why we can read the same scripture and new meaning is revealed. A portion of scripture speaks clearly about reading far beyond one’s natural self, for in I Corinthians 2:14 we read these words:
“But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” Here Paul speaks about the importance of being spiritually connected. Paul the humble servant of the Lord understood fully that human wisdom was not enough to comprehend fully the ways of the Lord. Paul preached in Corinth with passion and commitment. Everywhere he went he was fully aware that his preaching was not simply based upon human teaching, but rather it was the power of God that gave him spiritual discernment. At one point, we read in the scripture that preaching of the gospel is foolishness to those who are not saved, but to those who are saved it is the power of God. We know there are many who believe that not only is our preaching foolish, but our serving, witnessing, and living for the Lord is foolish. However, we who believe know that this is not the case. We believe because we have become connected to the source of power that helps us understand and appreciate the truth of the gospel. We know God’s ways are not our ways and much of God is still a mystery, but as we are connected spiritually, that mystery begins to unfold before us. May we always ask God to open our eyes that we could see through spiritual lens what God has in store for us.
I Corinthians 2:14 (NLT)