TOPIC: Wisdom of God
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 2
Anglican Daily Fountain 13 January 2022 Devotional Message
There is a wide gap of difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of man. The wisdom of man oftentimes is embedded in big or lofty words and great learning. According to Paul, “my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power, that might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God (vv. 4-5). God’s work must be done in God’s own way, to achieve God’s own desired result. Every child of God must seek God’s wisdom in every area of his or her life.
Servants of God must refrain from the temptation of preaching to please men, rather our preaching should be to present Christ to the world; and this is the wisdom of God. Paul in 1 Corinthians 1: 22 – 23, says “For the Jews demand signs and Greek seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles.” The wisdom of God may sound too simple, uncivilized, and not in line with the current trends, yet the power is made manifest through it. Some ministers in search of flamboyant and sophisticated ministry, have ended up departing from the way of the truth. The wisdom of God is the way of the truth and it is also the power of God. Every believer should live by this wisdom.
PRAYER: Deliver me, O Lord, from the operations of the wisdom of men and lead me by your own wisdom in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Anglican Daily Fountain 13 January 2022 Devotional Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England.