1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4 Reading the Passage

How to Access the Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4

2 (6) We do, however, speak wisdom to the mature; but not a wisdom that belongs to present age, nor to the rulers of this age who are passing away. (7) On the contrary, we speak God’s secret wisdom, the wisdom that has been hidden, which God ordained before the ages for our glory. (8) It is a wisdom which none of the rulers of this age have known; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (9) But this is in accordance with what has been written, “Things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard and that have not entered into the heart of man, these are the things God has prepared for those who love him.”

(10) But God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit; for the Spirit fathoms all things, even the deep things of God. (11) Who among men knows the thoughts of another man, except that man’s own spirit that is within him? In the same way, no one knows the things of God, except the Spirit of God. (12) Now we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God; so that we might know the things that have been graciously given to us by God. (13) We also speak these things; although we do not use words taught by human wisdom, rather, we use words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual things with spiritual words. (14) Now the natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, because they are foolishness to him; indeed, he cannot know them, because they require spiritual comprehension. (15) But he who is spiritual comprehends all things, yet he himself is not comprehended by anyone. (16) Just as it is written, “Who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

3 Yet, brothers, I was not able to address you as spiritual men; I had to address you as worldly men, as infants in Christ. (2) I fed you with milk, not with solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, you are still not able to receive it; (3) for you are still worldly. Since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly and are you not living like men? (4) When one says, I belong to Paul; and another says, I belong to Apollos; are you not worldly men?

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.