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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

The      Paul adapted a well-known Old Testament scripture to make a significant point in 1 Corinthians 2.  When Isaiah was called and commissioned as recorded in Isaiah 6:9-10 we read, “Go and tell this people: ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.  Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes.  Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.’”  That indeed was quite a challenging mission. 

           He again wrote toward the end of his prophecy, Isaiah 64:4, “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” 

           Jesus said essentially the same thing as He ministered to His people.  Truth is designed to set people free, but truth rejected cuts us off from what God wants us to know and experience. 

           At the end of his ministry Paul spoke these same words to his people who rejected the truth.  He was in chains in Rome, but in his heart he was free and fulfilled, sharing the truth with those who were not in chains outwardly, but who in their hearts were in chains because of rejecting the truth Acts 28:25-31. 

           In 1 Corinthians 2 Paul shares how he felt weak, afraid and trembling as he thought of preaching in the sin sick city of Corinth.  He was confident God loved them and wanted them to know what “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”  

           We too are called to share the good news confidently.

 

 

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