Deep Things of God
Category : General
1 Cor.2: 10 (KJV)
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
“Some of God’s best truths like priceless treasures, are hidden in depths most folks never take the time to search out.”—Chuck Swindoll
It is noted that deep things are very intriguing. There are so many expeditions to go deep in the jungle, in the ocean, caves, mountains, etc. however, to go deep in God’s word is not as intriguing for many. In the verse immediately preceding our text, which is a citation from the Prophet Isaiah, there is a remarkable difference between the words, as uttered by the Prophet, and as cited by the Apostle. The Apostle quotes only so much as was sufficient to shew that the great mystery of redemption was never conceived by man before it was revealed to us by God.
It is said of him, that “He searcheth all things:” and if He search “the deep things of God,” does He not also search the deep things that are in our hearts? Yes, “He searcheth the heart and trieth the reins,” and discerneth the inmost thoughts and intents of our hearts. “I know,” says He, “the things that come into your minds, every one of them.” Yes, “He weigheth the spirits,” and ascertaineth precisely the measure of good and evil that there is in the heart of every one amongst us. He searches how we receive them; how we improve them; how we answer the end of God in them. And this He (the Holy Spirit) does with a view to a future judgment, that we may all “receive according to what we have done in the body, whether it be good or evil.” This is added for the consolation of the pious, that they may rest more securely in the revelation which they have from the Spirit of God, as though he had said. “Let it suffice us to have the Spirit of God as a witness, for there is nothing in God that is too profound for him to reach.” For such is the import here of the word ‘searcheth’. Therefore, by the deep things we must understand — not secret judgments, which we are forbidden to search into, but the entire doctrine of salvation, which would have been to no purpose set before us in the Scriptures, were it not that God elevates our minds to it by His Spirit.
Let us, then, bear this in mind: let us remember, that He is conversant with every inclination, every affection, every appetite of our souls. The darkness is no darkness with him, but the night is as clear as the day: and as his testimony respecting God is true, so will his testimony respecting us be true. Attend then to the way in which every day and every hour is spent. Mark in what frame our mind is, in all our public or private addresses to the Most High. Searching out the deep things will make dissatisfied with superficial shallow things. Taste and see that the Lord is good!
Have a great and godly day!