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Can we out dream God? I can’t even come close to out-dreaming God. My mind can’t imagine what He can. God is God. I stand in awe of His glory and majesty.

God is preparing some good stuff for me. The things I dream of and think about are nowhere near what He has in mind for me. That is amazing since I really like what I have thought up. His dreams for me are even better than that.

  • King Jesus, the anointed Messiah, is leading the way.
  • It is a victory march followed by a huge feast.
  • We are going to love what he has prepared for us.

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” [Isaiah 64:4]— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. [1]

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

The things that in Isaiah’s time hadn’t been seen, heard of, reasoned out, or imagined but that God, in accordance with his predetermination, had already prepared “for those who love him”—these things make up “our glory,” which is yet to come (2:7).

“Those who love him” do so in appropriate response to God’s having selected, called, saved, redeemed, consecrated, and redeemed them. Though not yet realized, the things that make up “our glory” have been “revealed to us” by God “through the Spirit,” so that those who love God by having believed the proclamation of the crucified Messiah aren’t saddled with “the [false] wisdom of this age,” which equates with the ignorance of “the rulers of this age.”

With “through the Spirit” Paul lays claim for himself and other Christians to new revelation communicated by God’s Spirit and supplementing the Old Testament Scriptures as represented by the quotation taken from Isaiah. The Spirit’s investigation of “all things” implies that those Scriptures contained only some things which God wanted his own to know, and that new revelation in the gospel makes up for the old omissions.

Investigates all things, even the deep things of God” portrays the Spirit as a kind of detective, explorer, or researcher who just because he’s the Spirit of God can plumb the depths of God’s predetermined wisdom. This portrayal carries an assurance of the new revelation’s authenticity.[2]

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[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Co 2:6–10). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[2] Gundry, R. H. (2010). Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation (p. 637). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.