The World’s Most Omitted Second Half

What is the world’s most omitted second half? Here are some nominations.

* The second half of NFL preseason games. (Look how many people leave before or during the second half.)

* The second half of a homework reading assignment. (If I was a teacher I would ask most of the test questions from the second half of the assignments.)

* The second half of a fast food meal. (Have you even noticed how much fast food gets thrown away?)

What’s your nomination? Here’s mine:

The second half of the statement made in I Corinthians 14:9-10. The first half of this statement is a very frequently quoted Bible verse: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.”

I bet you have heard that quoted before. However, that is not the entire statement. The most important part has been left out. And the left out second half totally changes the meaning.

It says: “But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit.”

So why is this the world’s most omitted second half? Because it is not just omitted when the Bible verse is quoted. It is also omitted, millions of times every day, when people try to approach God with what they see and hear, and try to make their mind understand Him; yet they neglect to ask God for and to receive supernatural revelation from the Holy Spirit.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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