Today’s Bible reading is I Corinthians chapter 2
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“But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (I Corinthians 2:14)
There are only two kinds of people in the world. First, there is the natural man. A natural man is a lost man. Natural refers to our fallen state, the state we were born in. We are sinners by birth and by choice. No one needs to teach us to sin, it comes naturally. Our sin separates us from God and leads to death. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” We cannot do anything on our own to understand spiritual things. We must be born again before we can develop a spiritual understanding. Spiritual refers to those who have come to faith in Jesus Christ. We become spiritual through the new birth. A spiritually born person in Jesus Christ has spiritual discernment, and has been given the mind of Christ. Through Christ we can know God and have His understanding. We don’t have to live in spiritual darkness but we can enjoy the light of God’s wisdom and truth.
Prayer: “Dear Father, thank You for the privilege of knowing You through Your Son Jesus Christ. May we bear His image for Your glory, in Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron