God's Message And Messenger
Jesse M. Hendley
First Corinthians 2
As we come to the second chapter of this great First Epistle to the Corinthians, the main thought of it is that the Mind of Christ is opposite to the mind of man, and that you and I cannot follow the mind of man and walk with God here and hereafter. We must know and follow the Mind of Christ! The Apostle closes this First Epistle to the Corinthians (chapter 15) with this expression: "We have the Mind of Christ." He was referring to himself. He was saying, "I am an Apostle of the Lord Jesus, being His witness and His servant, presenting to you the Mind of Jesus Christ, and you are thinking along the lines of the minds of men. It will not work."
Paul is God's Apostle, God's representative! The Apostle Paul was God's chosen mouthpiece for Divine Revelation concerning the Truth of Christ and the Church. Paul expanded on the teaching of the Lord Jesus as found in the Gospel. Many of the people at Corinth had said, "You are NOT an Apostle. You are NOT from God." So the Apostle Paul now warns them about speaking so about the servants of God.
There is a warning here because the Lord defends His servants, His mouthpieces, His witnesses. He always does. In the Old Testament times God said to the people of Israel, "Touch not Mine anointed and do My prophets no harm." They were God's mouthpieces. We remember in the Book of Numbers, chapter 15, that God struck Miriam with leprosy and Aaron with judgment because they SPOKE AGAINST Moses. Not that Moses in himself as a human being was any better than anybody else. The main thing is, Moses was GOD'S MOUTHPIECE. To have disrespect for God's servant was to have disrespect for God's Message and for the God whom he represents.
The same thing operates today. We know people who have no respect for true servants of God. Well, they had better read this chapter and read it very carefully, because THERE ARE GOD-CALLED MEN in the world today, WHO ARE SPEAKING G ...
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