Christ, our Light
Tuesday, November 11, 2025
Feast of Martin, Monk, Bishop of Tours, 397

There has not only been an objective, public act of divine self-disclosure in the crucifixion of God’s own Son, but there must also be a private work of God, by his Spirit, in the mind and heart of the individual. That is what distinguishes the believer from the unbeliever, the “mature” from the people of this age and the rulers of this age. If we “see” the truth of the gospel, therefore, it has nothing to do with our brilliance or insight; it has to do with the Spirit of God. If we should express unqualified gratitude to God for the gift of his Son, we should express no less gratitude to God for the gift of the Spirit who enables us to grasp the gospel of his Son...
Unless the Spirit enlightens us, God’s thoughts will remain deeply alien to us.
... D. A. Carson (b. 1946), The Cross and Christian Ministry: An Exposition of Passages from 1 Corinthians, Baker Book, 2004, p. 52,61 (see the book; see also 1 Cor. 2:8-10,14; Matt. 11:25-27; 13:11; 16:17; Luke 10:21; Eph. 3:4-5; 1 Pet. 1:12; more at Crucifixion, Gifts, God, Gospel, Gratitude, Heart, Holy Spirit, Insight, Revelation, Son)

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