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It is the Holy Spirit who reveals the Gospel to us, a Gospel prepared by God Himself.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 2:6-13

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-13

1 Corinthians 2:6–13 (Listen)

Wisdom from the Spirit

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,

  “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
    nor the heart of man imagined,
  what God has prepared for those who love him”—

10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.1


[1] 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language, or comparing spiritual things with spiritual


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:31 and ends at about 1:52

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     6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 230 :
Holy Spirit, God of Love — Organ Audio

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1. Holy Spirit, God of love, 
Who our night dost brighten, 
Shed on us from heaven above, 
Now our faith enlighten. 
In Thy light we gather here; 
Show us that Christ’s promise clear 
Is Amen forever. 
Jesus, our ascended Lord, 
Oh, fulfill Thy gracious Word: 
Bless us with Thy favor! 

Hymn: LSB 501 Come Down, O Love Divine