9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Going back to the mystery theme, there are certain things in life that are a mystery and will always be a mystery. Two of the obvious mysteries we face are direct opposites: why does God do some of the things He does? and why doesn’t He do some of the things He doesn’t do? We cannot know these answers because we don’t, as they say in government parlance, have a need to know. We’d like to know them but He doesn’t want us to know them.
I believe the subject of heaven fits into these verses nicely. We know very few things about heaven, but we know just enough to get a taste. Could we even handle it if we knew more? What would we do with the extra information? A better question is, what are we doing with the information we have now?
Throughout the remainder of this book, we’ll see the roles and gifts of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Believer. We still may not know a lot about heaven, but the Spirit is able to comfort us as we seek to understand the actual Creator of Heaven. Heaven is just a place, but God Himself is the primary subject of that place.