“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” – 1 Cor. 2:12-13
Here is the Christian’s starting point. Here is where we are coming from.
Lot’s of great stuff here:
We received Him, others have rejected Him
“the Spirit who is from God” Note: who = the Spirit is a Person, not a force or an “it.”
God gives His Spirit freely
We speak what the Holy Spirit teaches, not what Man says.
Therefore, we are able speak on spiritual things.
We have been given this Spirit so that we might know.
The more I read these verses, the more I get out of them!