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1 Corinthians 2

1 Corinthians Chapter 2 – God’s power
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” Corinthians 2:4-5

Within Christianity, it’s becoming more customary for pastors to attend seminary schools. There, they study such topics as church history, denominational doctrines, missions, and evangelism.

Although going to a theological institution and learning many of these different topics is profitable, it does not replace the power of the Holy Spirit. There is a big difference between knowledge and spiritual wisdom—the knowledge of man and the power of God.

Paul was gifted with deep knowledge of God’s Word and was eloquent in speech. However, he dared not depend on these things alone. He knew full well that any power he may possess came from God and God alone.

Paul saw God work in his personal life from the very beginning. This was witnessed during his journey along the road to Damascus. God’s protection upon Paul was quite evident as Paul was divinely preserved from shipwrecks, snakebites, and multiple stoning’s. God was there when many detractors falsely charged Paul. With God’s hand in Paul’s life, he was fully aware that the only power that preserved him had to come from God.

 

CHALLENGE

Are you at a place where you feel powerless? Do you feel like your life is out of control—that your life is going in so many different directions and your future is unknown? Perhaps you need a little power?! Power begins by ensuring you first have Jesus in your life. Have you accepted Him as your Savior?

In the book of John, it reads “But as many as received him (Jesus), to them (sinners) gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). The next step to experience this power is to daily read your Bible, pray to God and yield yourself to the Holy Spirit. Then you to can experience this power! May God give you a relentless pursuit to do His will and experience God’s fellowship through His son, Christ Jesus.

RPF