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1 Corinthians 2:1-10, God Reveals through the Spirit

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What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him.
— 1 Corinthians 2:9

RCL Daily Devotion for Friday, January 11, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Dr. Kimberly Leetch from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

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It’s no mystery that the things of God are a mystery. (See what I did there?) Yes, we think we know so much about the things of God. Humanity in general (yes, you and me, too) likes to think we have all the answers we need. Sure, there are some things we don’t know, like what’s beyond the edge of time and space. But we seem to think we have a handle on what God wants from us.

Some of us believe God wants us to behave in a certain way, while others believe the opposite. The political division in the US shows this with startling clarity. Some believe God wants all people to abide by the law — even when the law demands we leave families with children stranded behind a border wall in a hostile country. Others believe God wants all people to have the same opportunity to thrive in a free country — even when storming the border wall is against the law. Who’s right about what God wants? We all believe we have been given the gift of revelation by the Spirit and that whatever we believe is right. (I know I do.)

What’s the answer? I wish I had one. I do believe we need to be willing to be wrong and to listen to people with differing viewpoints. As long as we dig in our heels, we will always face division and hostility. Open minds and open hearts might yet reveal God’s will to all willing to receive it.

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