The reason why the world does not understand the things of God is that the things of God are spiritually discerned. When we start our relationship with God, through Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes and indwells our lives. When that happens, we begin to see things from a spiritual perspective and things like selflessness and sacrifice make sense. We begin to understand that life does not revolve around our interests, but, around the interests of God.
The world will never see that. The world will always see things from a temporal standpoint. Survival and personal gain will always make the most sense. The world not only clings to that, they think those that do not seek personal gain are crazy. They cannot see the eternal gain of following God. That simply feels foolish. That is why we must continue to seek God’s leadership–and not the world’s. The world will never accept the selfless direction of God. They will become enraged at the peace and purpose found in those that follow the Lord. They will always think the church is silly or even crazy! That is why God’s Spirit is so vital to our lives.
We simply need to follow the leading of God’s spirit in our lives. He will guide us, protect us, and make our lives full and meaningful. So, even if the world thinks it is foolish, it will be an abundant, full and eternal life.
God Bless You
these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except for their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.[c] 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”[d]
But we have the mind of Christ.