1 Corinthians 1:26-2:5

Mar 5, 2023    Joe Burrows

In 1 Corinthians 1:23-24, Paul said that, to “those who are called” Christ is the power and wisdom of God. Here in verse 26, Paul reminds the Corinthians of that when he tells them “consider your calling, brothers.” The word “consider” means to perceive or have sight of something. Paul encourages these believers to step back and examine how they came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. In verses 26-31, Paul makes two things very clear to the Corinthian church, and all Christians. First, Paul says that when it comes to the salvation of anyone, “both Jews and Greeks” (v. 24), we bring nothing to the table. We cannot boast about anything. Second, Paul makes the point that salvation belongs to the Lord (see Jonah 2:9; Psalm 3:8). Therefore, whatever boasting of salvation a person might do can only be boasting in the Lord.