I Corinthians 2:12-13 ” We’ve not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit Who is from God that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in Words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in Spiritual Words.”

The Church in Corinth had a rather unhealthy appetite for rhetorical speeches…high & lofty discourses that said a lot, but had no substance to them…thanks to Greek influence. So enter Paul, who came with the Gospel Message – Christ crucified …in all its simplicity…but the Church wanted more…they wanted their ears tickled with eloquent speeches. This is where Paul sharply compares the differences between worldly or fleshly wisdom & the divine wisdom given by the Holy Spirit…or as he wrote in I Corinthians 1:17, “For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Gospel – not with words of human wisdom, lest the Cross of Christ be emptied of its power.” The wisdom of the world today can’t understand or begin to accept the simpleness of the Gospel Message…to them it’s too easy, and too crazy to even consider…but in the end God’s Word will stand alone.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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