concealed wisdom

THIS GENERATION NEEDS THE GOSPEL

February 2016 (29)

 

1 Corinthians 2:6-9

6 Yet we are speaking wisdom among the mature ones; but a wisdom which is not of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are being brought to nothing; 7 but we are speaking God’s wisdom in a mystery, the concealed wisdom, which God predetermined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has come to know; because if they had come to know it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; 9 but it is just like what is written, “Those things which an eye has not seen and an ear has not heard, and have not been conceived by the human heart, God has prepared them for those who love Him.”

 

concealed wisdom

 

Paul had told the Corinthians that when he first evangelized them, he took effort not to use skillful words of wisdom so that he would not be gaining disciples for himself. He relied on the pure message of the gospel and the power of God to convince the Corinthians of it. But now he is telling them that it is that gospel itself which is actually a special wisdom message. It is a special message, concealed in the bible, and now revealed, not to the rulers of this temporary age, but to those who dare to believe it.

LORD, give us the wisdom to reveal your special gospel message to this dying generation.

 

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