Who knows the thoughts of God?
Today's devotion is based on1 Corinthians 2:11, "For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God."
Who really knows you? Others can get to know you through your words and actions, but no one can read your thoughts. As such, no one knows you in your innermost self, with all your deepest thoughts, desires, fears, and such. You are the only one who truly knows yourself.
Just as it's only our spirit that knows our thoughts, so it's only the Spirit of God who knows the thoughts of God. Of course, this is infinitely more mysterious in God's case, as the Spirit of God is a distinct person within the Trinity. You know you. God knows God.
What this means, then, for us is very simple. We don't start with our ideas if we want to learn about God. Instead, we look to the Spirit to reveal to us what we can know about God. The Spirit does this through God's Word and his ongoing work of enlightening our minds to understand his word.
Please pray with me: Gracious Father, thank you for revealing yourself to us by your own Spirit through your word. Enlighten us more and more by your Spirit, so we may truly know you. In Jesus' name, Amen.