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SpiritFire: Words Given by the Spirit!
And we have received God's Spirit (not the world's spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths.
The apostle Paul is making a direct claim to speak the truth of God based on the work of the Holy Spirit to inspire what he says. In other words, Paul's words are God's message, inspired by the Holy Spirit. Paul's words are the Spirit's words used to explain spiritual realities, heavenly realities, in human language. In other words, these aren't words of human wisdom but of our Father's will.
Almighty God, I confess that I do not fully understand the process of inspiration. But Father, I do believe that you lead people to speak your truth in human words through the Holy Spirit. So I commit to value these words and to let the Holy Spirit use them in my heart to comfort, convict, correct, motivate, and equip me to live for you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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