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God's Wisdom, Secret and Hidden

When you've been in prayer for a long while, especially if it lasts for days and days, the world can seem peculiar. That's not necessarily because you've become arrogant or prideful in prayer, but because you realize how much the fixates on itself, instead of God.

To be Christian, truly Christian, means that you will want to learn how to think more like God than yourself and certainly more than others. It means that you will want to live more like Him. In fact, you want to live in Him. Remember what St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 2:2-12:

"For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

"Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, 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 human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him’ -- these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God."

Do not seek the wisdom that the world offers. Seek the Spirit of God that you have received!


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