Isaiah 55:8 "My thoughts are completely different than yours," says the Lord.
"And my ways are far beyond anything you can imagine.
9 "For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
"so are My ways higher than your ways
"and my thoughts higher than your thoughts."
That explains why I'm clueless a lot of the time.
I don't see the BIG picture - I see what I can see.
So my cluelessness would be inherent in a relationship between Someone who is infinite & someone who is finite?
Juxtapose that with this passage written by the apostle, Paul...
1 Corinthians 2
9b "No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him." ( dan note: here Paul is quoting Isaiah 64 - hmmmm...)
it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit.
Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets.
one can know a person's thoughts except that person's own spirit,
no one can know God's thoughts except God's own Spirit.
12 And we have received God's Spirit (not the world's spirit),
so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human
Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit,
Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths.
people who aren't spiritual can't receive these truths from God's
It all sounds foolish to them and they can't understand it,
only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.
15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things,
but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.16 For,
"Who can know the LORD's thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?"
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
we in ourselves are incapable of "getting it" or understanding completely what's going on...
But with the coming of the Holy Spirit, we possess more of the thinking of Jesus (who is God),
therefore not being as clueless as we (as in humankind) have been before the coming of the Holy Spirit?