The middle of this chapter is Paul’s mention of the limits of God’s Wisdom, which are supernatural (v.6), immutable (v.7) and exclusive (v.8). The third one listed is the point Paul wants to drive home to the church in Corinth. The state of natural man is that he cannot discover or uncover the wisdom of God for that is the privy counsel of the Almighty. The only way to understand or learn the thoughts of God is for the Holy Spirit to reveal them. The unbelieving, unregenerate person lives under the wisdom of the world and the spirit of the world. What is worse is the unbeliever not only cannot know God, he rejects Him. Paul says something similar in Romans 1. The problem in the church in Corinth is this worldly thinking has made its way inside the congregation.
About the Series
Paul’s First Epistle to the church in Corinth is a letter full of love and sorrow. Love for God’s Word and His Church is present on every page and sorrow for a church that has given over to the divisive wantonness of a real-world “Vanity Fair.”