Now with wisdom, but by the power of God

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

According to Paul, the mystery of God is not proclaimed by “lofty words or wisdom,” but by Jesus Christ crucified. Our faith does not, therefore, rest on human wisdom, but on the power of God revealed in the cross of Jesus Christ. It all depends on the cross!