Speaking a Message of Wisdom
We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God's wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: "what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived"—the things God has prepared for those who love him (I Cor. 2:6-9).
Paul was witness to the deficiencies of the wisdom of the age and of its rulers who were "coming to nothing". Is there anything new under the sun? I dare say, No. What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. (Eccles. 1:9). The same spirit of anti-Christ which crucified our Lord and Savior is the source of persecution for Christians today.
Without the ministry of the Holy Spirit we would be utterly incapable of understanding the things of God. And such is the world who has gone astray. Astray from God. Astray from holiness and goodness. It seeks its own desires and comes to nothing. And where is the Church? Where are the people of God in all of this? Are we to cower down and watch as the world spirals at a fast pace down into the pit of Hell? No! We are to speak the truth into peoples lives. We are to speak the message of life to a perishing world.
Lord, I come to You with a humble heart that seeks after You. My heart is broken because of the fallenness of this world. We have gone astray. And seems as though the Church has gone with it. It has left its first love. I come before You today and make request for the Church, the people of God, that have been faithful and true to stand as bold as lions on the foundation of our faith. To stay true to its first love. The battle is heating up. May we take up the armor of God and fight the good fight of faith. For You have overcome the world. I fall on my knees and seek Your face Lord. I pour my heart out to You this day. May Your Church rise up! Rise up Church! Seek the lost and bring them home to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. It is in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.