July 7, 2022


Read – 1 Corinthians 2

What does it say?
Paul’s preaching was a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, not persuasive words. This same Spirit is the source of godly wisdom.

What does it mean?
Paul understood that the Corinthians’ faith was a result of God’s power, not his ability to sway them by his preaching. He did not rely on his own wisdom but depended completely on the Holy Spirit to draw them to the message of Christ. Unbelievers can’t understand spiritual truth because they are spiritually blind. The message of Christ seems like foolishness to them. Spiritual wisdom has to come from the Holy Spirit. Believers have God’s Spirit within them, giving understanding and teaching spiritual truths.

How should I respond?
You are the only person who understands exactly what you are thinking and the motives for what you do. It’s the same with God. “No one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” Do you find the Bible difficult to understand? Are you unsure that the God of Scripture is real? Pray for understanding as you open God’s Word. He always reveals Himself to those who seek Him. Are you trying to win someone to Christ through your own persuasive words? Will you, like Paul, rely on the Holy Spirit as you give the gospel? Others will be drawn to Christ as they see His power at work within you.