And we speak about these things, not with words taught us by human wisdom, but with those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. – 1 Cor. 2:13
Paul contrasts human wisdom with things taught by the Spirit of God. Spiritual truth can only be grasped by people who are spiritual.
SPIRITUAL – many people would call themselves “spiritual.” New Agers like to say they are spiritual. Most church goers think that going to church makes them spiritual. What is Paul talking about?
There were mobs of religious people in Paul’s day who didn’t get what they were saying and doing. Religion doesn’t make a person spiritual. New Age people ARE often spiritual people but they have tapped into the wrong side of the spiritual realm. They do often hear voices and see things. What they don’t realize is that what they are seeing and hearing is not from the Kingdom of God.
Truly spiritual people are those who have learned to be led by the Spirit of God, have learned to hear His voice and have learned to walk in obedience to the Spirit’s prompting and leading. The things Paul preaches make sense to Spiritual people, but not to religious people, or churchy people, or people who are tapped into the wrong spiritual realms.
Lord, make us “Spiritual People.” Your way.