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1 Corinthians 2:10

1 Corinthians 2:10
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1 Corinthians 2:10, “…even the depths of God.”

The phrase, “these things” 1 Corinthians 2:10 refers to the wisdom of God, given by God, through which God is known and the soul is saved, namely, the wisdom of God revealed in the redemptive work of the crucified Christ. The crucified Christ as wisdom and power, as redemption and revelation, this is the “secret wisdom” that is imparted through the preaching of the gospel. And this wisdom is revealed by the Spirit, Paul says in verse 10. Then, as a support for that statement, he says, “For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.” I think that final phrase, “even the depths of God” refers to what the Spirit reveals through the preaching of the gospel, namely, God made known in the redemptive work of the crucified Christ.


The depths of God, the fullness of the riches of Who He Is, this is precisely what is revealed to us by the Spirit in the gospel of the crucified Christ. The Spirit takes from the fullness of the depths of God and reveals it to the Church through the preaching of Christ crucified (John 16:14-15). And by revealing these depths in the “folly” of the gospel, God is made known (i.e., glorified) and the hearers are saved (1 Cor.1:21).


The depths of God…is there anything more profound than this? Is there anything “deeper” than this? Is there anything more worthy of awe and wonder? Is there anything more compelling to explore and to understand? The depths of God Himself……and here is the wonder and the glory of what Paul is saying—these depths have been made known to us. These depths of God have been communicated  to us.


How? Where? What spectacle of light and sound and dimensional upheaval could contain the communication of the depths of God’s own soul? How the canvas of creation itself must has buckled and strained under the weight of glory! How were the depths of God revealed to us? And the answer is: the crucified Messiah.


At the cross of the risen Christ the depths of God are revealed to us….That is wonder upon wonder and glory upon glory, beauty beyond bearing. And—because He not only dies but rises again—that is invincible hope.