Paul acknowledges he did not rely on persuasive human wisdom or clever rhetoric to proclaim the message of Jesus. Instead, he emphasizes
the simple message of Jesus Christ crucified. His intention is to let the power of God be revealed through the message, rather than relying on human eloquence.
Paul highlights that the wisdom he shares is not of this world but a wisdom that comes from God. This wisdom is a mystery that was hidden in the past but has now been revealed by the Spirit of God. Paul describes this divine wisdom as something that is spiritually discerned and understood by those who have received the Spirit of God.
He contrasts the wisdom of God with the wisdom of the world, explaining that worldly wisdom cannot comprehend the things of God. The message of the cross may appear foolish to those who do not believe, but to those who are saved, it is the power of God.
He explains that the Spirit searches the deep things of God and enables believers to understand spiritual truths. Through the Spirit, believers have the mind of Christ.