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6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.”
 
 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature,
The “we” in this verse refers to the apostles. When the apostles spoke the wisdom of the Word of God, they spoke to Christians.
The “mature” in this passage are simply Christians. The next chapter makes a distinction between the immature Christian and the believer who is mature in the Christian life. There is a maturity that recognizes God’s wisdom is superior to man’s wisdom. Only Christians can understand divine viewpoint.
yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age,
God’s wisdom is not temporal or transitory. All that leaders of this world know is the passing wisdom of man.
who are coming to nothing.
Man and his wisdom are coming to nothing. This will not last into eternity.
PRINCIPLE:
God’s wisdom is eternal and no passing fancy.
APPLICATION:
Divine wisdom is God’s thinking applied to the believer’s situation. When a believer applies God’s wisdom to experience, he imbibes divine truth into his soul and life. We cannot go to university to find this wisdom. The only place we can find it is in the Word of God. Only Christians recognize God’s wisdom. The non-believer does not have the capacity to accept it because he is totally depraved in reference to God.
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