Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Deep.
The word needs no dictionary definition. “Deep” … extending down or across in width.
“But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.” (1 Corinthians 2:10, NLT)
Each of our minds are so limited both in knowledge and understanding, afterall, we’re human.
God in His manifold wisdom brings to us understanding of His Word and His ways through the work of the Holy Spirit. This is one of the most amazing experiences when reading Scripture.
Every time His Word comes alive in our hearts and minds, it is through the working of the Holy Spirit inside of us. He alone knows what we need to be encouraged and strengthened. He alone knows the answers, the comfort, and the peace required for the day and makes provision for us each time we open our Bibles and read.
And from time to time, He shares His secrets with us. He unfolds the truths hidden in His words to our feeble and finite minds, for us to come to understand God’s work of salvation and redemption.
These are not understood, nor can they be explained, by the world’s wisdom or philosophies. He alone reveals them to His people so we would come to know and love Him more deeply.
We will never exhaust the depths of God’s Word. We will always discover something not seen or fully understood before.
And in those moments, our faith will also grow more deeply.
“God hath his mysteries of grace,
Ways that cannot tell,
He hides them deep, like the secret sleep,
Of him he loved so well.”
(Cecil Frances Alexander)