For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-11).

We have not always understood that God has opened His word to us that we might understand and comprehend the Scriptures. By means of the Holy Spirit, He has opened up the Scriptures so we will know what His plan is. I believe God has opened the Scriptures so clearly because He expects us to take His Truth and do something with it. Why would God speak so positively of us? It is because it was always His plan! Paul tells us that God included us in Christ before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4). We should take this Truth and walk in it. If God included you and me in Christ before the foundation of the world, that means neither Adam nor the devil was or is a problem for Him. When God says something, it is not “as good as” done; it is done!

These truths are beyond the thinking of natural man. The Bible says the natural man cannot (note: it does not say “will not” or “chooses not to”) understand the things of the Spirit. The natural man cannot understand the things of the Spirit; therefore, we must have the Spirit of God to understand the things freely given to us by God. Matthew 13:10-11 says, “And the disciples came and said to Him, ‘Why do You speak to them in parables?’ He answered and said to them, ‘Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.’” What God is saying is that through His Son, we can understand His purpose and plan. He is also saying it is given to the sons of the Kingdom to know what the Kingdom is about in order to be more effective.

Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” We need to understand why we understand things of the Spirit of God. We are believers and have understanding because God has spoken it into us; therefore, our nature is one of understanding. It grasps the Truth of the Lord. The Spirit of God in us grasps His Truth. Many of us are more interested in understanding things than we are in understanding the One who gives us those things. God tells us very plainly in Matthew 6 not to seek things. He says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). God will always add necessary things to us as we seek Him first.