We haven’t received the world’s spirit but God’s Spirit so that we can know the things given to us by God. These are the things we are talking about—not with words taught by human wisdom but with words taught by the Spirit—we are interpreting spiritual things to spiritual people. But people who are unspiritual don’t accept the things from God’s Spirit. They are foolishness to them and can’t be understood, because they can only be comprehended in a spiritual way. Spiritual people comprehend everything, but they themselves aren’t understood by anyone. Who has known the mind of the Lord, who will advise him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:12-16, CEB)
We have God’s Spirit to understand the things of God. TO me this is another way to say we are in the world, but not pf the world.
We exist here in this place at this time, but we are part of God’s kingdom. People who are not a part of the kingdom, i.e. do not have the Spirit to understand the things of God are in the world and or the world. They do not comprehend the things those in the spirit do.
We must live in a way that we share God’s love every day so all may come to know the love God has for them.
Loving People. Loving God.