A Short Study of 1st Corinthians 2:10

“But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
(1st Corinthians 2:10)

The Spirit of God in a man’s bosom searches the deep things of God, so as to lead him into a spiritual and experimental knowledge of them. What depths do we sometimes see in a single text of Scripture opened to the understanding, or applied to the heart? What a depth in the blood of Christ – how it cleanses from all sin, even millions of millions of the foulest sins of the foulest sinners! What a depth in His bleeding, dying love, that could stoop so low to lift us so high! What a depth in His pity and compassion to extend itself to such guilty, vile transgressors as we are! What depth in His rich, free, and sovereign grace, that it should super-abound over all our aggravated iniquities, enormities, and vile abominations! What depth in His sufferings – that He should have voluntarily put Himself under such a load of guilt, such outbreakings of the wrath of God as He felt in His holy soul when He stood in our place to redeem poor sinners from the bottomless pit – that those who deserved hell, should be lifted up into the enjoyment of heaven!

J.C. Philpot (1858)

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