“Things and Stuff”
1 Corinthians 2: 12-13: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit Who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit.” “Things freely given to us by God.” We all like the sound of that! Except the things spoken of here are in no way material accumulations, but things of divine wisdom and revelations of the Holy Spirit’s power. Re-read these verses, and you will see that this is the only thing being talked about here. You can’t speak a new car or house and lot, but you can speak the depths of God, when the Spirit shows them to you.