Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians — #04 MAN’S WISDOM, GOD’S WISDOM (PART 2)

Geoff Hohneck
Series on 1 Corinthians
Man’s Wisdom – God’s Wisdom (Part 2)
1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5
22 June 2014

Paul has been drawing a contrast between manmade wisdom and Godly wisdom, and how overconfidence in human intellectual capacity and ability leads to folly. Like the Corinthian church, we too can become obsessed and impressed with human intellect. And looking around us we can see that morally, it hasn’t got us very far.

This contrast between human and Godly wisdom runs through the first four chapters of this epistle. In today’s passage Paul argues that if it were possible for God to be foolish (which is an impossibility), He would better on His worst day than the best human on their best day.


1. The Puzzle of God’s Wisdom (vs 26-29)

2. The Purpose of God’s Wisdom (vs 29-31)

3. The Proclamation of God’s Wisdom (2:1-5)