Power of God: 1 Corinthians 2:5

3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1 Corinthians 2:3-5 (KJV)

Paul didn’t have dazzling delivery or lofty speech for the people of Corinth. Instead, he used the power of God; by speaking healing words of truth as the Holy Spirit directed. The dynamic speech of humans; can be enticing and cajole, but when based on the wisdom of men rather than the power of God, it is limited and falls short.

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

1 Chronicles 29:11 ESV

Paul wanted to share his message of faith, highlighting Jesus’ love and salvation for them. He spoke with the power of the Spirit to encourage growth in understanding, faith, and appreciation of the power of God. ⁘

What do you rely on; the enticing speech of the worldly or the wisdom and power of God?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, open our eyes and teach us to be guided by Your wisdom. Help us to grow in faith and listen to the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Like the small trumpet-like flowers of the lilac spread out in all directions, guide us to avoid the diverse directions of the world and follow the true direction, the power of God. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen


8 thoughts on “Power of God: 1 Corinthians 2:5

  1. Amen. Yes, let us be guided (and gaurded) by God’s wisdom and let us point to the One who lights our way by using the power of God, not lofty speech. ❀ Have a wonderful week Jeanne. πŸŒΊπŸ¦‹πŸ’•πŸŒ³

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    1. Hi Tina, Yes, God is whom we need to lean on, listen to, and be guided by. It is easy to be distracted by lofty speech and worldly ideas.
      It is always good to hear from you! Enjoy your week! πŸ™‚ Blessings! ❀️🌻🐝🌺


  2. Amen πŸ™πŸ½. Love the prayer. May we guided by God’s wisdom. Man’s words can seem enticing for the moment but if not backed by the power of the spirit, they really do fall short of power- truth πŸ™ŒπŸ½.
    Blessings Jeanne and have a blessed day

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    1. Hi Manu, Yes, it is so important to rely on God’s wisdom and to be guided by it. It is always good to hear from you! Have a wonderful week!! ❀️🌹🌺

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    1. Hi Dawn! Prayers for wisdom are always on my list also; along with prayers for guidance and protection.
      It’s always good to hear from you! Blessings! πŸ’–πŸŒΉπŸŒΊ

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