1 Corinthians 2:12 "We have not received the spirit of the world but the spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us."
This is a time or a season of giving, and as followers of Jesus we have been given a very special gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit. This gift is mentioned here in this verse to remind us of the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Here are a couple of things that the Lord has spoken to my heart about this verse.
1.) We have not recieved the spirit of the world- The spirit of the world brings doubt, fear, worry, regret, and other feelings that keep us from being the best that we can be. This Holy Spirit replaces those feelings with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and a slough of other positive life changing ideas.
2.) understand what God has freely given us- To understand means to take the time to recognize what is going on. If you want to understand something, you have to study it and know it. To not understand or know is simply ignorance. Its not Gods plan for us to be ignorant to his ways. Be intimate with the God you serve and know him.
In his grip