7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:7–9, NKJV)
The apostles of Christ “did not follow cunningly devised fables” when they made known “the power and coming or our Lord Jesus Christ” – they were “eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Pet. 1:16; Mk. 9:2-7). In preaching the gospel, these eyewitnesses of the resurrected Christ spoke the wisdom of God that was previously hidden from men. God set in place His plan to redeem people from sin before time (Eph. 1:3-14; 3:8-11). It did not originate in the heart of man or the minds of the rulers of men. They unwittingly participated in it when they crucified the Lord Jesus. The apostle Paul uses Isaiah 64:4 to affirm that God plans and executes His will to bless those who follow Him. The gospel is not the wisdom of men; it is the wisdom and mind of God. It has the power to save sinners (Rom. 1:16). Perverted gospels have the power of condemnation, not salvation (Gal. 1:6-10). We must turn to and rely on the revelation given the apostles of Christ – the New Testament of Christ – for our salvation from sin and to guide us in the way of righteous living unto eternal life (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 10:35-39).
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. 26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. (Matthew 11:25–26, NKJV)
God the Father, the Lord of heaven and earth, has spoken truth to us all “by His Son” (Heb. 1:2). The same truth that is readily disclosed to those with humble hearts (“babes”) is concealed from the sight of those who are “wise and prudent” in their own eyes. Jesus prayerfully exalts the Father for making the kingdom of heaven available to all who humble themselves “as little children” (Matt. 18:3). So then, with humble hearts, let us “look into the perfect law of liberty and continue in it” to be blessed by God (Jas. 1:25). Such is true wisdom and saving faith.
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. (1 Corinthians 2:7–10, NKJV)
The gospel reveals God’s great mystery of redemption. Divine plans and purposes that had been established by God before time are exposed and explained in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The New Testament of Christ is the product of divine wisdom and power; the wisdom of eternal truth and the power to redeem sinners. Only God could conceive such a plan. The Son of God gave His life to fulfill God’s plan. The Spirit of God has revealed God’s plan to the whole world. The gospel is God’s definitive statement of His power and wisdom (1 Cor. 1:21-25). Do you believe?