BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT
Paul was a deep thinker, yet never relied on his thoughts. He chose rather to express God’s thoughts.
Paul also wrote by inspiration, he was led by the Holy Spirit to the troubled church at Corinth. When Paul wrote his letter, he didn’t brim with self-confidence, rather he had the gospel, with its crucified Messiah, as his singular focus and passion.
In order to be truly wise and to consistently exercise a wise perspective, we must have a proper view of wisdom. Paul declared that wisdom is found in ‘the word of the cross.’ Thus, in 2:6-9, Paul could write, ‘Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; but just as it is written, ‘THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.’
Believers must rely on the spirit and not human wisdom as seen in 1 Cor. 2:5, ‘That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God’
We ought always to apply the wisdom of God in our daily activities, especially when we are in great need.
Father, give us wisdom to discern and make the right decisions, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Written by Dennis Agyeman of @theLAfamily