Minds Filled With Mush
1 Corinthians 2:12-13 KJV “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.
 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.”
If you are a true believer, do you know the things God has freely given you? Can you list them?
God makes the sun rise on the just and the unjust. He sends the rains on the just and the unjust like Matthew 5:45 says. Believers are blessed by God and often, unbelievers are blessed for having believers around them. Did you ever go into a store and you were the only one in the store and when you went to the checkout it seems like a bunch of people are ahead of you? That happens all the time to me.
Believers and unbelievers have the same problems in life. There should be a difference in the way believers handle their problems compared to the way unbelievers handle their problems. That’s what helps make believers light and salt in the world. The world looks at the way believers handle and deal with issues, heartaches, sickness, poverty, life’s tribulations. I know several people who claim to be believers but because of a Job type experience they chose to get “mad at God” or even blame God for what happened. Or they blame God for not stopping something from happening. God does not make bad things happen to his children – period. God walks his children through bad things.
We may not always understand why certain things happen to us but blaming God or getting “mad” at God is the wrong answer. If you know anything about God you need to know God is love, God is good and God does not make bad things happen to his children, believers. He will allow things to happen to strengthen us, teach us and give us experience in something because he is going to use us to help someone else through a similar situation.
When God walks you through difficulties, like he did Job, David, Isaiah and many others, consider it a learning experience and even a test to see what are you really trusting. The great thing about life’s problems? When God walks you through them and you come out on the other side not bitter, not angry, but experienced, God rewards you just like he rewarded Job, God rewards us.
Which brings me back to 1 Corinthians 2. In verse 5 Paul is reminding the Corinthians where their faith stands. In the power of God. Verse 6 Paul mentions our speech, the words we speak and the wisdom of God, not the world’s wisdom. An example of the world’s wisdom. Exercise.
There are companies and individuals that make a fortune on exercise. You see gyms, marathons, exercise watches and apps and many others all designed to build or strengthen one’s body. But how much exercise and workouts are done to build your inner man, your spirit? God’s word is laced with building our inner man and about exercise?
1 Timothy 4:8 KJV “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”
People, even Christians will spend a fortune on their bodies but not their spirit man. A perfect example of the wisdom of the world verses the wisdom of God.
So let’s see if you can name and find the things freely given to you as Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 2:12.
Minds are filled with mush. Filled with things of this world. Filled with the world’s wisdom and that is why unbelievers see believers go through the same struggles with the same outcomes. Instead of going through the 10 Commandments and the story of Moses for the 50th time, why not look at how you and God can work together in your life.
It may be time to reevaluate your life. Are you spending your time, effort, energy and wealth on your body and this world or are you planting seeds with heavenly rewards? Do you handle life’s problems like the world handles them or do you look to God to steer you into his solutions? When you don’t understand something do you Google it first or do you look it up in a good Strongs Concordance to find the answer in the scriptures? Do you look to change your life by education, a pay raise or a new job or do you change your life using God’s “formula”?
The first test is to see if you can find what God has freely given you, can you?
Until next time