Are you great because of your speech?

Posted: September 8, 2012 in God
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1 Corinthians 2:1-5

King James Version (KJV)

2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
These scriptures say so much but I will say so little. People are attracted to people of excellent speech. I do believe you should speak well when you teach or preach. However, if people are more attracted to the way someone speaks then there is a problem. Speech has nothing to do with the Power of the Spirit of God. The Power of God is visible by the Spirit of God and it becomes evident when a person spends much time in prayer, fasting, praise, worship, reading and meditating on the Word of God.

Throughout the Gospels we see Jesus going to a desert place to pray. We see Jesus getting up early to get to a place of spending time with the Father. We see Jesus being questioned by the religious people of what authority and what power did he get this from. Who gave Jesus the right to be so authoritative and powerful that people get delivered of demons, open blind eyes, cleanse lepers, make people whole, restore body parts… ETC?

Paul was the same way. How? He spent much time in prayer. Paul did not come to entice people. He came to bring direction and instruction. Excellent speech will bring the people to church, but it will not deliver the people. Excellent speech will encourage people but it will not have power. Man’s wisdom may get the praise of men, but God’s wisdom will bring the real power that deserves our praise. Don’t stand in man’s wisdom, stand in the wisdom of God.

Be Blessed!


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