The Door Ajar

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. [1 Corinthians 2:1-2]

 

“I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.”

 

This is a very humble confession on the surface. But, in essence, it is an open door leading to a wealth of information in the bible that spans four thousand years of related documentation from Genesis to Revelation. Getting to know God, His plan of salvation of mankind. And who, by the way, we get to know better than we think we know ourselves.

 

The implication of this humble-sounding but weighty statement is an open door to a vast treasure and great wealth of information leading us toward eternity.

 

“I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” And everything that comes with learning more from Him. So, the door opens in an ever-widening arc, revealing all things.

G.W.

6 thoughts on “The Door Ajar”

  1. Ecclesiastes 3:11
    He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

    Thank you brother for sharing one of these diamonds of God’s wisdom. God’s salvation is extremely important placed in our hearts since before our birth, but men do not want to accept the truth of God that is

    Christ Jesus, but when there are men and women who embrace this truth and accept it wholeheartedly they do not release it but bear fruits worthy of repentance. We thank our Heavenly Father for giving life to the Lord Jesus our savior and redeemer.

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  2. “The implication of this humble-sounding but weighty statement is an open door to a vast treasure and great wealth of information leading us toward eternity.” Thank you GW for opening my eyes to see this passage from Corinthians in a richer light. It makes me reflect on my motives for delving into the Bible. Am I reading the Bible “to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified”? Have a lovely Thanksgiving Day!

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    1. A very good point, Beth. It’s a good idea to know what we want to get from the bible when we open, read, and ponder. Reminds me of 1 Corinthians 2:9-10:
      “What no eye has seen,
      what no ear has heard,
      and what no human mind has conceived—
      the things God has prepared for those who love him”
      10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

      May you and your family have a very blessed Thanksgiving Day!

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