1 Corinthians 2:5 – Human Wisdom verses God’s Power

Context: In verses 2-4 Paul has said, “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power…”

1 Corinthians 2:5 “…so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”

Observations:  Paul’s only point was the gospel.  Paul’s posture was fear and trembling.  Paul’s demonstration was the Spirit’s power.  Paul’s motive was for the church in Corinth to respond with faith in God’s power and not “human wisdom.”

Application: As I prepare to preach God’s Word today, I must keep the focus on the gospel and demonstrate it through God’s power and not human wisdom.

Are you sharing “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” the way that Paul did?


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