Bible: 1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5

1:26 Think about the circumstances of your call, 1  brothers and sisters. 2  Not many were wise by human standards, 3  not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. 4  1:27 But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. 1:28 God chose 5  what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, 1:29 so that no one can boast in his presence. 1:30 He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, 6  who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 1:31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 7 

2:1 When I came 8  to you, brothers and sisters, 9  I did not come with superior eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed the testimony 10  of God. 2:2 For I decided to be concerned about nothing 11  among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 2:3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and with much trembling. 2:4 My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 2:5 so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.

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