Good Life Church -2 Corinthians 1
2 Cor 1:12-13 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand.
Paul writes to fellow Christians in words they can understand. He is not concerned about being perceived as wiser, more spiritual or smarter than others. He speaks to them at levels they can understand and in ways they can apply. There were no hidden agendas in Paul’s writings. They were open letters that meant what was said.
We are to live in the world but not rely on the world. We are to be effective in reaching the world by relying on God, not the world, for direction.
God’s word does not have to be complicated. We do not have to know the Bible inside and out to be effective in spreading His word. I do not have to be a great Biblical speaker or writer or even good at many things to bring people to Christ. I should speak His word clearly with both my words and my life. My words and my life should match. There should be no hidden agendas in my life when it comes to bringing people to Christ.
God’s wisdom is what I should use to mark my actions. Worldly wisdom is not good enough. It will not bring others to accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The world will want us to join them. I must resist and go against the norms of the world. God’s wisdom and God’s grace is necessary.
The message is not complicated. You loved me and sent your son to die for my sins. Help me to speak a clear and concise message to those that I come in contact with throughout the day.