1st Corinthians 2

Paul opens the 2nd chapter of 1st Corinthians explaining that he may not be the most prolific speaker ever to come to Corinth.  He goes on to explain that he really doesn’t know a lot about the Church of Corinth except that they had accepted Jesus as The Christ. An oft quoted verse is seen in verse 5 when Paul says “Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” How often in your daily walk do you hear a person who is very well spoken and seemingly very intelligent but doesn’t understand God at all. Verse 9 is like a “mainstay” in our faith.  “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. Paul spends much time in this chapter explaining the “Spirit”.  He speaks of the spirit of man and the Spirit of God at some length.  He mentions the “spirit of the world” in verse 12 and then goes on further to say in verse 14 “the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: Verse 16 is also a favorite of mine: “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?  but we have the mind of Christ” Oh to have the mind of Christ.  Where we are able to look through the present situation to the victory that waits for us on the other side.  That mind which allows us to look at sickness, disease and death as just another step on our journey.  To look at that person who we meet and see that their souls are much more vastly important to God than the circumstances we see.  Oh to have the mind of Christ.

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