And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
1 Corinthians 2:1-2
“Not with eloquence or human wisdom…” The Apostle Paul subscribed to the K.I.S.S. principle, “keep it simple saints”. Paul kept the Gospel message simple, so that anyone and everyone could understand what Jesus had done for them. Although Paul was a highly educated man in the Jewish tradition as he said himself, he became all things to all people, so as to win some for Christ.
Eloquence and human wisdom are not necessary to win people for Christ. Relating to people where they are is what will win them over. Lofty degrees from human institutions doesn’t qualify one for sharing the Gospel message. The ability to relate to people is the greatest ability one can have in sharing the Gospel of Christ.
The average person doesn’t want to know that you have an impressive command of Bible languages, they want to know if you understand them, and where they are coming from. They also want to know that you truly care about them, and that you are truly showing them Jesus in your life.
Keep It Simple Saints
© 2017 Leo J Woodman