Bible Reading: 1Corinthians 2: 1-16
Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. 1Corinth 2:12 CSB
Paul was not delivering secular speeches; he was an expositor of God’s word. Paul did not come in the wisdom of the world, declaring the testimony or the mystery of God. The mystery of God which Paul preached was that Jesus Christ had been crucified. That had not been preached before but now had been revealed. In the Old Testament the crucifixion of Christ was revealed in type and in prophecy only. The actual event was something new, something not previously revealed. The revelation that Christ death was for the salvation of man was a mystery. He demonstrated spirit and power of God’s word not with human knowledge but by the Holy Ghost. The revelation of Christ accomplishment in the cross was a mystery. The word mystery, as used in the Scriptures, refers to something which was not known in the past but is now revealed. The understudying of this mystery has been freely given to us through His death.
Prayer Point: O Lord, your word is amazing. Set my heart on fire for you in Jesus name