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Last week I mentioned how the Lord provides us his Spirit as confirmation of who we are and whose we are.  I want to take it a step further and relay that he not only gives us his Spirit to confirm that we are in fact sons and daughters of the King, but also so we can know God.

Paul reminded the church at Corinth that the Holy Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.  This same Spirit that searches the very mind of God is also promised to those who are in Christ.  Incredibly enough, this Spirit helps us understand the things of God. (stay with me here)

As a Christian, I believe that the God of all things (the one who created the cosmos so long ago) was revealed to us through creation.  But he didn’t stop there!  Instead, he revealed himself to us through his Word.

Through the long and winding narrative recorded in Scripture, we see who God is a bit more clearly.  And in these last days, as the writer to the Hebrews would pen, he revealed himself through Jesus.  In short, if we want to know who God is, we need to look to Jesus.

“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.” (I Corinthians 2:12)

If we have placed our trust in the completed work and words of Jesus, we too can grab onto the promise relayed by Paul.  You and I both can be assured not only of our own standing before a holy God, but also that we can begin to understand the gifts he has given to us.

 What other things does God promise?

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