We can comprehend (a little bit) the thoughts of God because His Spirit dwells within us - cool (1 Corinthians 2:11)

"For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God." - 1 Corinthians 2:11

Thankfully God gave us His spirit so that we could have hope of understanding Him (v. 12) even if only a little bit.

I read this passage this morning and I was just spending some time dwelling on the idea of man's wisdom still being more foolish than God's foolishness. I first wonder how God has foolishness, although I'm sure Paul says this more to make a point than for us to dwell on the Lord's wisdom or foolishness.

Next I wonder if in God's foolishness He he ever dreamed up an iPhone or not. Finally, I wonder about the wisdom I feel from like I hear from above, and I wonder how this can still be more foolish than God's foolishness.

The Lord lets His spirit dwell within us. And He seems to use this spirit to teach us things through His word through others (among other things). So that we might comprehend the thoughts of God. By the spirit of God.

I feel like I'm all over the place with this one. We may barely know ourselves. But God knows Himself pretty good (I think it's probably safe to say). And then He dwells within us and helps us to understand Himself.

All this to say. We may be pretty foolish even in our wisdom. But as believers we have a unique ability to be taught by THE master. The only one who truly understands God Himself dwells within us. And that person is God Himself.

Pretty cool. "Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God." (v. 12).