But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. (
Often verse nine is misapplied, taken from the context, and made to speak of the unimaginable marvels awaiting believers in Heaven. That such future glory is beyond our finite capacity to comprehend is true, of course, and yet this is not what the passage is teaching. As you examine it carefully, you discover that these are the deep things of God—buried treasure, if you will—that are in the Word of God and taught by the Spirit of God. It is the work of the Holy Spirit called illumination. It isn’t new truth, but it has a fresh and gripping reality to us as we study. The light comes on! Has that ever happened to you? These are things that are written on the page, but our eyes had not seen them. These are messages which had been unheard until the Apostles proclaimed them—now they can be known by us in this New Testament dispensation. Imagine, that even men like Abraham and Moses—friends of God—did not know what we may know! The Bible is God’s love letter to His Bride. The truths it contains are for her eyes only. While they may seem as nonsense to those who are blinded by sin, they are precious realities to those who have come to the Light. Digest the Book, savor each morsel, meditate on the message—it is for you!