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Notes on 1 Corinthians
“And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified,” 1 Cor. 2:1-2, NKJV.
Paul’s conduct among the Corinthians was one of simplicity according to the flesh—this point he reiterates throughout the first few chapters of his letter with the reasoning “that no flesh should glory in [God’s] presence” (1 Cor. 1:29), but “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” Now, by no means is it to be thought that Paul was foolish or limited in his intellect among the Corinthians, but, rather, that he “determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Dear reader, it is upon this single foundation that all the wisdom of the universe is built. There is no facet of God’s creation that is alienated from the holy and almighty reality of Jesus Christ and the full implications of His crucifixi…