1 Corinthians 2:6-16

Having emphatically asserted, in the previous passage, that God's redemptive activity in history was achieved through a crucified Messiah, a message that seems both weak and foolish from a human perspective, Paul now goes on to contend that it is only through the Spirit that this message can be understood. Furthermore, despite their failure to grasp this truth and think rightly in regards to the core of the gospel, Paul asserts that the Corinthians do, in fact, have the Spirit and that, in light of that reality, they ought to learn to think as people of the Spirit rather than in the ways of those around them who do not have the Spirit.