Piper: Every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us

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John Piper on  1 Corinthians 2:

The main point of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is to show that God has accomplished our redemption in such a way that every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us. “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God . . . Let him who boasts boast in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:27–31; cf. 2:5; 3:7, 21; 4:6). When the natural man hears that, he says that’s foolish. Why? Not because he doesn’t understand its meaning, but because he loves the praise of men. He loves the exhilaration of accomplishing great things…

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