Beyond Imagining

Q. Concerning this Scripture: “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.” (1 Cor. 2:9-10). Please excuse me for asking a dumb question but I don’t know what the last part means or “but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit”. Maybe I’m complicating this verse but I really don’t know what the Spirit has revealed.

A. 1 Cor. 2:9 is actually based on Isaiah 64:4. The idea that both Isaiah and Paul were trying to convey was that no one has ever seen our eternal home and no one has ever heard a description of it. In fact no human mind has ever been able to accurately imagine what it will be like, because it’s beyond our comprehension. But the Holy Spirit has placed a longing in our hearts to be there by revealing little glimpses of how it will feel.

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