Demonstrating the Spirit and Power of God
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That you faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
Remember what Paul said in this week’s scripture verses—1 Corinthians 2:4–5? “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” In other words, Paul was no longer going to use the wisdom of men in ministering to the people, not when he was a partaker of God’s wisdom.
Paul went on to say, “Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought” (verse 6). This means that man’s wisdom doesn’t bring the most effective or desired results. We need to operate in God’s wisdom whose frequency is on another level, giving results no natural wisdom can give.
Every child of God possesses the wisdom of God; it’s your birthright, and it’s time the Church begins to enjoy this heritage.
Dear God, I praise You, Father, for giving your superior wisdom to the Church, and to me! No longer will I rely on the limited wisdom of man, but I will trust in and operate in Your wisdom with the demonstration of the Spirit and power of God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s powerful book, Tapping The Wisdom of God. To order this all-important book, click here.