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.”
This passage is often misapplied to mean that we don’t yet see everything that God has for us in the future, that we only have a glimpse of heaven, etc. This is true, of course, but this is not what Paul is talking about in this passage. The context is divine revelation that has been given through the apostles and prophets. See 1 Corinthians 2:6-10. Thus, in verse 9 Paul is not referring to what we don’t know; he is referring to what we do know through God’s Word, and this knowledge has not come by natural means (by the seeing of the eye or the hearing of the ear or the natural thinking of man’s heart), it has come by the revelation of the Spirit of God.
(Friday Church News Notes, September 21, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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