by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from Actual Tape) November 17, 1985 - AM


I Corinthians 2:6-16

I hope you have your Bibles open to I Corinthians chapter number two.
We'll begin with verse six and go to the end of the chapter. I
Corinthians, two, six following, as we bow for prayer together.

Father, we wait expectantly upon Thee always thrilled to be in Thy house
of worship and praise. And, 0 Lord, asking now that You would speak and
let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy Holy and Divine
message might not only be heard, but may it be received and understood
and incorporated into our living. For we make this prayer in the
strong, Holy name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen.

Human wisdom and simple faith have always been arch enemies. It seems
that smarter we get as men, the less we think we need God. Therefore,
like the church at Corinth, so many of us have brought our philosophies,
our lifestyles, our view of the universe, our view of the meaning of
birth and life and death; we have brought from the secular world into
God's world and many of us are using these philosophical moorings
instead of depending upon the wisdom of God.

The first three chapters of I Corinthians, Paul contrasts the wisdom of
man with the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God is the word of the cross,
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it's the testimony of God, it's the scripture, it's the Bible, it's the

revelation of God; but, the wisdom of man is speculation, it's logic,

it's philosophy, it's asking the question, "Who am I." "Where did I

come from?" "Where am I going?" "What's my destiny?" and answering

these questions in human terminology.

Now, I need to be clear at this point. I am not saying a discouragin ...

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