A Study Of 1 Corinthians 2:4

“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.”
I Corinthians 2:4

The Lord blesses His ministers to preach by the inspiration of the Spirit of God. The
different gifts are measured out as it pleases the Lord.

“But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”
(Ephesians 4:7)

The Lord blessed Paul with the liberty of speech or liberty of thought or door of
utterance when he went to Troas to preach.

“Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s Gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord.”
(II Corinthians 2:12)

One may quote much Scripture and preach a good “legal” or “letter” sermon, but it will not have any effect unless the Lord blesses both the speaker and the hearer to meditate upon spiritual things.

Two listeners may sit side by side and one rejoices in the preaching while another cannot get interested in the sermon.

Why?

“Blessed is that man that heareth me…”
(Proverbs 8:34)

The Lord blesses the ministers to preach and blesses the hearers to hear and the praise belongs to the Lord.

What does man have to boast about?

Do not you believe that God gives a spiritual appetite to His people?

The Lord causes you to hunger and thirst after righteousness and He feeds you.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
(Matthew 5:6)

Please notice the truth of that Scripture.

The Lord blesses His people to both hunger and to thirst after righteousness. All men in this world are not covered by that blessing.

“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
(Isaiah 55:10-11)

What does it mean?

Do you believe that those who are blessed to hear a good sermon are also blessed to render praises unto the Lord?

“This people I have formed for Myself; they shall shew forth My praise.”
(Isaiah 43:21)

The Lord gives His people the desire to praise Him.

Have you experienced this good feeling of praising the Lord?

Does it cause you to speak to yourselves in “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”?

“From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.”
(Psalm 113:3)

By Woodrow W. Hudson

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