1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
I ran upon this fact today that this fantastic promise refers back to another great promise given by God to His people: “For since the beginning of the world, Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him” - Isaiah 64:4
Secularism is a social or philosophical movement toward modernization, and away from traditional religious values. Existentialism, which is a humanism, is that existence precedes essence; live for today. Christianity is live for the Lord today, with anticipation of God provision tomorrow and eternity on the horizon. The Old Testament promise applied primarily to the nation of Israel, but its New Testament extension incorporates it in a global promise to all who love the “crucified” Lord of glory, the One who was also the Savior of the world.
One commentary states that comparison of the two prophetic promises yields three vital truths:
First, these things that God has prepared for His loved ones have been in view “since the beginning of the world,” and have been revealed in part by the prophets. Secondly, those who “wait for Him” in the Old Testament are synonymous with those who “love him” in the New.
Thirdly, we cannot even begin to comprehend the glorious things God has prepared for those who love Him and wait for Him. When the Lord appears again in glory, then our eyes shall fully see, and our ears hear, and our hearts understand, "the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” and the fullness of God’s love in Christ.