“But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.” 1 Corinthians 2:7
Lactantius, an early Christian author who became an advisor to Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor, wrote, “All the wisdom of man consists in this alone, the knowledge and worship of God. Here is that which all philosophers have sought throughout their whole life; and yet, they have not been able to investigate, to grasp, and to attain to it because they either retained a religion that was corrupt, or took it away altogether.”
What was true in that day remains true today. Paul set up a radical contrast between the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God which could have led some to believe the Christian faith was foolishness. In light of this, Paul carefully explained that the gospel is a special kind of wisdom that was given before time began and can only be discerned by the spiritually mature. It is this eternal wisdom that brings glory to those who believe.
FYI, this Sunday’s message is rated SMA as it is for the spiritually mature audience only, or for those who want to be spiritually mature. Please take some time to read 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:3 and pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare you to see, hear, and understand “The Wisdom of God”.
God bless you all and hope to see you on Sunday morning!