Deeper Truth for the Mature
“And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:” (1 Corinthians 2:1-7)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that Paul informed the church was that he was not able to feed them with the meat of the word of God because they were carnal. Even though he knew that they needed the meat to grow, because of their carnality, he couldn’t feed them with it. They were immature. Paul’s teaching and preaching were not based on man’s wisdom but on God’s. He informed them “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.” He doesn’t say that their preaching was mysterious, nor that their doctrine couldn’t be known, but he refers to the fact that the wisdom they had of Christ had been hidden in a mystery from people until that time. But now it could be known by the gospel. When we fully understand the gospel of Christ, we understand the wisdom of God.
Sing: Deeper, deeper! blessed Holy Spirit, take me deeper still. Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus, and His perfect will.
O deeper yet, I pray, and high every day, and wiser blessed Lord, in Thy precious holy word.
Thought For Today: You don’t need the school of hard knocks to obtain God’s wisdom. Just study His Word and apply it. (Parker)