Mantra Mouth

1 Corinthians 2:10-14 New King James Version (NKJV)

10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 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.

13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy[a] Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

I posted a tweet recently that seemed to get quite a bit of traction. Surprisingly enough this kind of thing doesn’t often seem to get much response in my social media sphere. Could it be that people are tired of agenda and ideology pushers who shout mantras that have failed to impact the lives of the mouth pieces that bear it? The answer to this question might be a resounding yes considering the overwhelming response and interest to the below tweet.

We should be careful about sharing personal revelation publicly that we have not first allowed ourselves to be impacted by privately.

It says in 1 Corinthians that God reveals to us… Why would the spirit search all things, yes, the deep things of God and reveal it to us? Is it then for us to immediately make life mantras and shout them from the roof tops before we have allowed those things to form and shape us into who He wants us to become? I think not. Verse 13 goes on to tell us we should speak after we have allowed ourself to be taught. This teaching must go beyond man’s wisdom. Which I might add is more than most of us even obtain. Wisdom according to Webster is: “the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience.” Did you catch that? Application of experience. Man’s wisdom requires application of experience. You must apply what you learn before you run your mouth. And verse 13 is saying that we should go further than that to what the Holy Spirit teaches before we speak.

This is a challenging verse that should shake us to the core. But know this, greater is the work God is doing in you than the one He is doing through your voice. And sometimes the greatest sermon you will ever preach will be the life you live.