Commentaries:
Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
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1 Corinthians 2:10

revealed . . . by . . . Spirit—The inspiration of thoughts (so far as truth essential to salvation is concerned) makes the Christian (I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 12:3; Matthew 16:17; John 16:13; I John 2:20, I John 2:27); that of words, the PROPHET (II Samuel 23:1-2; I Kings 13:1, I Kings 13:5), "by the word of the Lord" (I Corinthians 2:13; John 20:30-31; II Peter 1:21). The secrets of revelation are secret to some, not because those who know them will not reveal them (for indeed, the very notion of revelation implies an unveiling of what had been veiled), but because those to whom they are announced have not the will or power to comprehend them. Hence the Spirit-taught alone know these secrets (Psalms 25:14; Proverbs 3:32; John 7:17; John 15:15).

unto us—the "perfect" or fully matured in Christian experience (I Corinthians 2:6). Intelligent men may understand the outline of doctrines; but without the Holy Spirit's revelation to the heart, these will be to them a mere outline—a skeleton, correct perhaps, but wanting life [WHATLEY, Cautions for the Times, 14], (Luke 10:21).

the Spirit searcheth—working in us and with our spirits (compare Romans 8:16, Romans 8:26-27). The Old Testament shows us God (the Father) for us. The Gospels, God (the Son) with us. The Acts and Epistles, God (the Holy Ghost) in us [MONOD], (Galatians 3:14).

deep things of God— (Psalms 92:5). His divine nature, attributes, and counsels. The Spirit delights to explore the infinite depths of His own divine mind, and then reveal them to us, according as we are capable of understanding them (Deuteronomy 29:29). This proves the personality and Godhead of the Holy Ghost. Godhead cannot be separated from the Spirit of God, as manhood cannot be separated from the Spirit of man [BENGEL].




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