Genesis 48, Luke 1:39–80, Job 14, 1 Corinthians 2

If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Genesis 48, Luke 1:39–80, Job 14, 1 Corinthians 2. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read 1 Corinthians 2.

In this chapter, Paul explained to the Corinthians his approach to ministry which was to rely on the message of Christ and the power of God’s Spirit. Verses 14-15 described the differences between those who have God’s Holy Spirit and those who do not. Unbelievers―those who don’t have the Spirit―cannot welcome God’s truth because God’s truth is spiritual by nature. Sometimes this verse is interpreted to mean that unbelievers cannot understand God’s word but that’s not the point of the passage. The point of the passage is that an unbeliever is unable to believe, to welcome, to “accept the things that come from the Spirit of God” (v. 14). The unbeliever may understand every fact of the Gospel or every doctrine of the Christian faith or they may not, but either way he or she can only believe God’s truth if God’s Spirit is within.

What are some doctrines of Scripture or facts of the gospel that you resisted before becoming a believer but welcome now? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And, feel free to answer and interact with the questions and comments of others. Have a great day; we'll talk scripture again tomorrow.