that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
– 1 Corinthians 2:5
It is the opinion of many Bible teachers (myself included) that Paul was a man of dynamic and abundant intellect. But his aim in preaching was not the admiration and respect of his hears. His aim was the salvation of the lost. Therefore he determined not to know anything among his hearers except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. His goal was simple, that their trust would be in the power of God and not his dynamic wisdom and knowledge.
This is a challenging reminder in a time in which we (preachers) are tempted to impress by rhetorical eloquence.
Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik
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