1 Cor 2


[1] And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. [2] For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. [3] And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, [4] and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, [5] so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men bit in the power of God.


Although Paul was learned and knew scripture well, he didn’t approach the Corintians with his own power or his own words. He let the Spirit lead him and allowed his message and speech come from the Spirit within him so that they might have faith in the Lord and not just know of him. Even Satan knows scripture and believes in God.


As Christians, we are beacons of light in a dark world and we are called to light up the darkness. This takes action on our part. We are called into the darkness with our actions and words. It can seem overwhelming at first but with the Holy Spirit within us, we can follow Paul’s lead. We don’t need to rely on our own wisdom or our own words.

As true believers, we can rely on the Holy Spirit tol lead us and give us words when we need them. When God puts a seeker in our path, we don’t need to be nervous about what we’ll say. We can pray and ask the Spirit to give us words.


Lord I love you. Lead me with your Spirit in my actions and in my words. I don’t always know the right things to say when a seeker crosses my path but Lord, I know you do. I pray that you use me to your glory in all I do and all I say. In Jesus’ holy name I pray, amen.