“And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (v1-2). Paul reminded the Corinthians that they were not saved by a message based on ordinary human “wisdom,” which can’t lead us to God. Instead, they were saved by Paul’s testimony about Jesus, the crucified and resurrected Savior, and that message included the “demonstration of the Spirit and power” (v5).
“Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom …” (v6). Reconciled to God through the work of Jesus, we can receive through God’s Word and His Spirit the real wisdom we need.