No Eye, No Ear, No Mind

This world is an incredible place, no doubt about it.  There are wonders to experience around every corner and each of these amazing spectacles are a testament to the creative power of our Lord.  From the enormous scale of the universe to the craftsmanship of the microscopic, there is seemingly no limit to the wonders that we can look upon.  We can see pictures of celestial bodies today that no human eye would have ever seen even a few years ago, and thanks to advances in technology we can explore minuscule parts of creation with ease.  The same kind of wonder and awe can be experienced through our sense of hearing as well.  The beauty of sounds, from the calls of whales frolicking in the open sea to the singing of birds, has amazed humanity since the very beginning.

As incredible as all of nature is, few things are as impressive as the human mind.  The creativity and resourcefulness of humanity to change our environment and produce works of art and literature is seemingly unmeasurable.  It is with these kinds of thoughts in mind that the apostle Paul tried to emphasize just how amazing God’s plans for us truly are.  When talking about the plans that God has made for us and how the wisdom of man can not know depths of His plans, Paul writes,

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” – ‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Wow! The plans that God has for those of us who love Him must be beyond impressive to say the very least.  According to Paul God’s plans for us are such that no one has ever seen anything or heard anything or even imagined anything that compares to them.  That ought to get you excited today.  Just how spectacular are Gods plans for us that nothing we have ever experienced or even dreamed about can hold a candle to them?  

No, you can’t see or hear or imagine God’s plan for you but that doesn’t mean He wants to hide them from you.  Paul goes on to explain that through the Holy Spirit God reveals His plans to us (1 Corinthians 2:10-11).  Our eyes can’t take in God’s plans, our ears can’t perceive them, and our minds can’t construct them but we can know them if we listen to the Spirit of God as He reveals them to us.  May it be our prayer to seek God’s plans and purposes for us and to receive those plans through His Spirit.  


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