“That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:5).
Having received a full report of several unscriptural practices in Corinth, the Apostle Paul has immediately begun to try to correct these problems. Specifically, here, he is trying to persuade the Corinthians not to listen to the false teachers but to base their faith on teachings that have come from God.
Paul has declared that his words are plain and simple and that they come through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and not from the wisdom of men.
In a religious world where free and independent thought and even creative thinking about spiritual matters are the order of the day, this teaching seems especially appropriate. Whatever we practice religiously, then, must have as its source the inspired Holy Scriptures—because all else comes from the wisdom of men that Paul here condemns.