Message of the Day: A Wondrous Blessing To Them That Believe In Christ!
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9, NKJV)
Paul reminds the Corinthians that when he was among them he did not try to impress them with any great show of learning. He preached the plain gospel without trying to make it attractive to any one class of people (2:1-2). Paul was a university man, an outstanding scholar of his generation. But he despised any pedantic show of learning. True learning and true scholarship should make us humble and more broadminded toward the “ignorant” – who may not have our knowledge but may be our superiors in wisdom and spiritual understanding.
During his time in Corinth, Paul had been physically weak and lacked his usual boldness. As a result his preaching was not at all impressive. Yet this was no great disappointment to him, because he wanted his converts to stand in the power of God, not to become attached to the preacher because they were impressed with his style. Although the gospel does not depend on human wisdom, that is no reason to look down on it as though it were something inferior. Christianity has a superiority and dignity of its own. It is based on the wisdom of God, which makes all human wisdom appear weak and insignificant (2:6-7).
Lack of this wisdom was what caused people to crucify Christ. On the other hand, those who have this wisdom enter into blessings that the ordinary people of the world cannot understand. These blessings refer to the state of glory in a future world; but certainly belong to the present state, and expressed merely the wondrous light, life, and freedom which the Gospel communicates to them that believe in Christ. Such blessings had never heard of, they surpass the full comprehension of people; and are infinitely beyond all that man could know or experience unless they have faith in Christ.
Halley, Henry H. Halley’s Bible Handbook. ePub Format. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2000.
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