1 Corinthians 2:6-10 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
Concerning wisdom, God reminds us once again that His wisdom, along with His thoughts and ways (see Isaiah 55) are not ours; His are higher. So once again, we are reminded that He is God and we are not. Who would have planned such a way of salvation as did God, who sent His Son to die for our sins? The world's wisdom would not have thought death could conquer death. But God brought ultimate victory through it. Do some of you remember the old Carmen song, The Champion? It tells the story of how the devil was celebrating what he thought was victory in the death of Jesus when all of a sudden the countdown was on for the resurrection of Christ, the triumph over all.
And even though we don't know it all--remember the Garden when we thought we could choose right and wrong and see just what happened (What Adam and Eve thought was right turned out to expel them from the Garden.)--God delights to bring revelation to us by His Spirit He has so freely given us. God delights to share His secrets. In order to hear a secret, one must come pretty close to hear His whispers.I'm reminded of the prophet Elijah. He and God experienced a great victory on Mount Carmel over the prophets of Baal. And then, when Queen Jezebel threatened his life, he ran. But he ran to the right place, the mountain of God. God spoke to him there. God's voice was not in the great wind, the earthquake, or the fire. He heard God's gentle whisper. And so we're reminded from the Psalms (46:10), "Be still, and know that I am God. . .