1 Corinthians 2: 9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” is a verse in the Bible that has been sadly misquoted and misapplied amongst most Christians—if not the majority. Most Christians with this Scripture have created the impression that; they do not know what God has prepared for those who love Him. That is a very unfortunate belief because the above scripture has nothing to do with Christians—it is solely a reference to the prince of the world and unbelievers. Biblical Truth points out the main difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world. It also differentiates between the natural man and the spiritual man. BIBLICAL TRUTH: Knowing what God has prepared for You—seeks to bring out the truth in 1 Corinthians 2:9 and expound on it to let the Believer understand that The Holy Spirit reveals to those who love God, the things He has prepared for them (1 Corinthians 2:10)—“…Blessed are your EYES for they SEE: and your EARS for they HEAR” (Matthew 13:16). In Biblical Truth, I touched on the natural senses/organs of the human body—eyes, ears and heart mentioned in 1 Corinthians 2:9 and how God through these senses, which has spiritual symbolism shows us (who believe) the things He has prepared for us. In Chapter One, I have expounded on 1Corinthians 2 to provide a background for the book. The eyes symbolic of Sight, Visions and Dreams: "Where there is no vision, the people perish . . .” (Proverbs29:18a) is in Chapter Two. The ear in Chapter Three is symbolic of hearing from God: "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21) and the heart (Chapter Four) is symbolic of Faith; "with the heart we believe" (Romans 10:10). The other Chapters, further explains how to put our faith to work and Chapter Seven which is my favourite Chapter speaks about Heaven-Our Glorification, which is the final work of redemption revealed by God.
Many born again, spirit filled believers often misquote or misapply scriptures without consideration to the context of the scripture. I believe the reason for this is that, for majority of us Christians, most of the things we know or the understandings we have of God are usually things we have heard through various preaching or read from a book. One of the most misquoted or misapplied scripture by most Christians is 1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor Ear Heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him". Most Christians, whether by ignorance or wrong teachings have settled on this Scripture and believed they don’t know what God has prepared for them. It is however wrong for any Christian to believe they don’t know what God has prepared for them, because the Spirit of God has revealed them unto us (1 Corinthians 2:10). It is very crucial for us as Christians to have an understanding of God’s plan for our lives. The world is not going to reward our belief in God, it will rather fight us from becoming all God has for us, it is therefore imperative that we get to know God’s plans for our live. Biblical truth seeks to bring out the truth in 1 Corinthians 2:9, and expound on how God through revelation of the Holy Spirit, reveals to us the things He has prepared for them that love Him. Matthew 13:16 clearly states that "Blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear"-God reveals the things He has prepared for us through the eyes, symbolic of Visions and Dreams. Through the ears, symbolic of hearing from God and through faith-symbolic of the heart. Take this journey with me through Biblical truths and you will be blessed
Enoch Awuku Anti is from Ghana. He is a Christian- a Christian with a passion to contribute to the growth of the body of Christ. Enoch believes the Church today has been inundated so much with worldly standards of prosperity and success to the detriment of the most important components of the faith which needs to be corrected before we (Christians) lose our saltiness. His passion centres on intimacy with Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit and bringing back the disciplines of Holiness, Prayers and Bible study into the lives of Christians. Blessed tremendously with the gift of writing and with the ability to understand and interpret scripture, Enoch started writing short expositions about scriptures he has read and forwarding them to e-mails of colleagues at work. In the corporate world, emails are circulated daily-and much of the content, are things to laugh over. He once thought to himself: "If it's not unprofessional to forward e-mails to friends for them to laugh, why don’t I do write ups, based on scriptures I have received inspiration from and forward them to colleagues to encourage and inspire them for a worthy cause than laughter?" That is how his writing began. Enoch currently lives in Accra, Ghana, with his lovely wife Theodora and two kids, Lois and Jesse. He works with a financial institution in Ghana.