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10/28 1 Corinthians 1-3

Paul is writing to the church in Corinth.  In chapter 2 he writes about wisdom and where does it come from.  But he is talking about the wisdom of God and not that of man.  Today many people are touted as having great wisdom, but it certainly is not the wisdom Christians should be looking for.  Our wisdom comes from God.

6We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9However, as it is written:
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him”

This Godly wisdom is revealed to us through his Spirit.  There is no other way for us to fathom it.  The world would have us believe that their wisdom is best for us and that this wisdom we receive from God is foolish, weak, and intolerant.  I think we know better.  Give me the wisdom from the creator the universe any day.

10but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13This 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.

Verse 14 confirms the problem with the worlds wisdom.  Those that do not have the Spirit of God look to themselves thinking that Godly wisdom is foolishness.  But we as Christians look at those whose choose to reject God’s wisdom and think that is foolishness in itself.

14The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment:
16“For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

We are born of the Spirit and we have received the Spirit and as a result we therefore have the mind of Christ.  We now have the ability to fathom the wisdom the comes from God.  How have you applied your God-given wisdom lately?

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