Daily Bread 8/10/2022


    Daily Bread – August 10, 2022 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) 1 Corinthians 2:15 – He that is spiritual judges all, but he himself is judged of none. In order to begin to understand the meaning of this verse, we must look to the contrast Paul gives in the next few verses. One of the more important contrasts is between being spiritual and being earthly – or “carnal”, thinking as mere men (1 Corinthians 3:1-4). A person who thinks after the manner and reasoning of men will never be able to think according to the wisdom and insight given by the Holy Spirit. Secondly, and even more important, is to recognize that the “spiritual mind” is the same as the “mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Philippians 2:5). The mind of Christ, which is the thinking and disposition of Christ Jesus supplied to us by the Holy Spirit, allows us to understand things that had never before entered into the heart of man (Philippians 2:1-11; John 16:13-15; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10). These are things taught to us by the Holy Spirit, not by man, nor by our own developed natural instincts and reasoning (1 Corinthians 2:13). If we will be taught by the Holy Spirit and receive His instruction and insight, then we will be able to know everything regarding the judgments of God (1 John 2:20, 27). However, we have to make a transition from dependency upon human faculties to the guidance and instruction of the Holy Spirit. Faced with divine revelation, the carnal mind is like a donkey in a physics class. The ability to be led and governed by the Holy Spirit so a person may judge all things and know all things with respect to the will of the Father is developed each time we say, “Yes”, to God and obey His Word. When we refuse to walk after our own understanding, and we cry out to the Holy Spirit for direction, God enables us to hear and understand the things of the Spirit with greater wisdom and insight (Psalm 36:9, 119:105). Each time we refuse the voice of sin and iniquity, the voice of God’s divine judgments sound out that much louder (Hebrews 3:13; Psalm 95:8; Mark 13:22; Matthew 13:15; Jeremiah 6:10). The Holy Spirit desires to fill us with the knowledge of God in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; but at some point, we have to refuse to walk after our own knowledge so that we might receive His (Colossians 1:9; James 1:5-6). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen