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A Sermon on 1 Corinthians 2:6

Wisdom from the Spirit

Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. (ESV)

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Let no man glory in men – the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. The unusual confidence in man’s own intelligence is the leading cause for rejecting the Gospel. Man deems the Gospel useless and foolish. Listen to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he examines two positions of life and the true knowledge of the meaning of life in this sermon on 1 Corinthians 2:6 and 13:18-21. The achievements of civilization and discoveries of man are so small in comparison to the grandeur of this universe. Listen to the message of the Bible – consider the Tower of Babel, King Herod, the Flood, and Job. The wisdom of this world can only understand a portion of life, and nothing beyond. God's knowledge is far beyond man's finite comprehension. Listen to history explained as the progressive scientific discovery of the Medieval Ages, Renaissance, and the Enlightenment, ultimately pressed God into the background and exalted man. Man is always dawning a new era, but never arriving. In God's divine wisdom, He gives man great ability, but all of man's achievements will ultimately come to nothing. Flee the wrath to come and take hold of God's wisdom. Do you look at the world as the only thing that matters? Look to Christ and Him crucified!

Additional Scripture Translations

1 Corinthians 2:6, New American Standard Bible

6Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;

1 Corinthians 2:6, King James Version

6Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.