The difference in having God’s wisdom and not having it

1 Corinthians Bible Background

The difference in having God’s wisdom and not having it 

08.20.2016 New Testament: 1Co 2.7–8

To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 2 on August 20, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Make it your lifelong goal to know the wisdom of God as revealed in Scripture. Here is why. Pontius Pilate and the Jewish leaders did not know the wisdom of God, and look at what it led them to do,

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory (1 Corinthians 2.7–8). 

The Roman rulers and the Jewish rulers truly did not believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Lord of glory, for if they had known, they certainly would not have crucified Him. That does not relieve them of guilt. Pilate knew that he crucified an innocent man. The Jewish authorities had the Scriptures, and so they should have recognized Him, but their envy blinded their eyes.

Listen, my friends, be sure you know the wisdom of God, for if you do not, who knows what you might do!

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