“For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 2:17).
Like any true prophet, the apostle Paul is committed to avoiding the trap of “relevancy” and “flavor of the day” issues but seeks, instead, to provide teaching and preaching that transcends the felt needs of the moment. Gospel gimmickry may offer microwave answers to the problems in front of you, but the crock pot stewing of the full counsel of God elicits an awareness of needs you may have never before considered. God’s desires so much more for you. Thus, we should desire more for ourselves.