The prophet Isaiah makes a strong statement about the fact that no one knows the will of God. He proclaims that eye has not seen and ear has not heard the things God wants to do for His people. Yet Paul answers the prophet of old by making it clear that those things they did not know back then, we know now because we have God’s Spirit within us. His Spirit gives us access to His mind and thoughts. Isaiah the prophet goes on to ask a profound question: Who has known the mind of the LORD, that he will instruct Him? Paul answers in effect, “We know! We have the mind of Christ.” “How do we actually have access to God’s mind?” you ask. Paul says that the Holy Spirit knows the thoughts of God, and that the Holy Spirit lives in us.
Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, “If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realize that this also is God.” The Christian replies, “Don’t talk… nonsense.”
Even though we may know the will of God from Scripture, we still need the Holy Spirit to help us with the interpretation, application, and empowerment to perform His will.