Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1 Corinthians 2:12–13 (NKJV)
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1 Corinthians 2:12–13 (NLT) — 12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us. When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths.
Today we must choose between the wisdom of man or the wisdom of God. We all get to a very important point where we choose between the world’s wisdom or God’s wisdom? The world’s wisdom or eternal wisdom? The gospel of Christ is not one of empty words, or made up of man’s wisdom. The world is full of this! On the contrary Paul says it very clearly in 1 Corinthians 2:1, “And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.”
It is very clear; the gospel is not made of human teachings, fables, or man’s traditions. This deeply ministered to me, as the New Living Translation reads, “When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths.” (v13). Thank God that we don’t follow the philosophies of this world; instead we have The Holy Spirit that instructs us and gives us wisdom to live our daily lives.
We have at our reach an intimate communion with the Holy Spirit. If we seek the Holy Spirit we will surely be given eternal wisdom to make the right decisions. Every challenge or test that we may face, we must trust that He will illuminate our walk with his wisdom! Through the Word of God, He will lead us in every decision that we must take. In John 5:39 Jesus tells us, “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.”
Let’s pray today, that we would never lose sight or perspective of the direction of the Holy Spirit in our walk. Only He will be able to help us, through the word of God in making the best decision.
1 Corinthians 1:17 (NKJV) — 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
1 Corinthians 2:1 (NKJV) — 1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.
1 Corinthians 2:4 (NKJV) — 4 And my speech and my preachingwere not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
1 Corinthians 1:27 (NKJV) — 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
John 5:39 (NKJV) — 39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
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