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Posted on 16 Jun 2016 11:53

Thursday, June 16, 2016

1Corinthians 2:1 (KJV)

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

As Apostle Paul ministered to people, he didn't try to impress others. In his letter to the Corinthians, he wrote: "When I came to you, I did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God" (1Cor. 2:1).

"Excellence of speech" is the translation of Greek words meaning "high-sounding words" or "pompous speech." This implies using words to exalt self instead of to instruct others.

As we grow in our understanding of God's Word, let's follow Paul's example and guard against parading knowledge for knowledge's sake. Instead, let's use well-chosen words that build up and encourage others.

It's not the words we know that show wisdom, but how and when we use them.

Be Blessed in All Things.

Rev. Sherry Curry

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