The Deep Things of God
By David J. Stewart
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD.” —1st Corinthians 2:10
1st Corinthians 2:9 is quoted from Isaiah 64:6 in the Old Testament. The Bible teaches that God has things in store for every believer that eyes cannot see, nor can the ears hear. 1st Corinthians 2:10 tells us that these things are THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD, which are revealed unto us by the Holy Spirit of God.
The phrase “deep things” comes from the Greek word bathos and means “profundity,” that is, figuratively, “mystery.” The Bible is saying that God's Spirit reveals truths that are impossible for the carnal person to grasp and understand. God's Spirit gives wisdom, depth of understanding, and spiritual insight that cannot be obtained anywhere else. If a sinner rejects Jesus as the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, then they have also rejected the Holy Spirit and the deep things of God cannot be revealed unto them.
This is why unsaved people have all the wrong priorities and place so much emphasis upon shallow and meaningless things. Many people are infatuated with buying and owning gold, thinking that they are wise to invest in a precious metal (and it is from a carnal point of view). But the Bible says gold will one day perish and “That THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” How many people recognize that all of the problems, sufferings, and hardships in this life are of more value than gold? Incredibly few I assure you. It puts a whole new perspective on things as a Christian if you fully grasp THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD. As much as I hate to say it... PRAISE GOD FOR ALL OF MY HEALTH PROBLEMS! They keep me praying... “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray” (James 5:13).
You can read all the books on earth, including the Bible; but you'll never discover the mysteries of God—yeah, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD—without the presence of the Author to teach you. God is the Author, the Penman. When people attempt to learn the Bible without the presence of the Author, false religious cults are formed.
The first step to understanding THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD is to receive Jesus Christ. John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” Ye must be born-again (John 3:5). No unsaved person will ever truly be able to grasp the richness, depth, and profoundness of God's truths.
Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” What a precious PROMISE from God. The Lord will show us great and mighty things the Bible promises, if we'll call unto Him. The Bible has a built in dictionary that explains itself. This is the safest way to interpret the Bible. We learn what God means in Jeremiah 33:3 in Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” God rewards those who seek Him by revealing unto them profound truths that carnally-minded men cannot possibly grasp and understand, no matter how much they may desire or try to obtain. 2nd Timothy 3:7 affirms this truth, for these type of people are “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.” —Isaiah 64:4
So many wonderful and practical Scriptures come to mind. I love what Jacob said to the Lord in Genesis 32:10, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.” Those are my feelings precisely. I am not worthy of all that God has done for me, nor will I ever be. It is only because of God's grace that I am able to live the Christian life and face the dawn of each and every new day.
That is why we will cast our crowns at Jesus' feet at the Judgment Seat of Christ, that is, because 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. It is only by God's grace that we are saved (Ephesians 2:8-9), and that we are able to serve God as the Bible teaches. Philippians 2:13, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Amen.
1st Peter 2:17, “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”
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