Recently I caught up with a relative of mine and it left me wondering; to help a person best is it better to share the wisdom you have with them, or to listen to them as they decipher what they know to find solutions to their issues. You’re probably thinking, ‘it depends on the people’ or ‘a mix of both.’ I agree with you, I do, and it is so much more simple than we sometimes make it out to be; if we are in tune with where the spirit is leading us during our conversations we can often know when to hold our tongue and when and what to share to enrich their thoughts and subsequently their lives.
I wonder though, when we share spiritual revelations with non-believers, do they understand or are they able to take in the revelations we share with them? There is a verse which says “But the man who isn’t a Christian can’t understand and can’t accept these thoughts from God, which the Holy Spirit teaches us. They sounds foolish to him because only those who have the Holy Spirit within them can understand what the Holy Spirit means. Others just can’t take it in.” (1 Corinthians 2.14 TLB) From my understanding of it, although it is in reference to salvation through Christ and understanding the scriptures, I believe it extends to any revelations that are given to us by the Spirit; understandings that we could not have come to know by our own accord. This leads me to ask for your opinion on the following matter: When God gives us clarity and revelation about certain things to do with life (such as the subject of ‘what constitutes success’) if we were to share this with a non-Christian could they understand this? Or could they understand a snippet of it that is in line with what they already believe about life?
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