1 Corinthians 2:1-9
In chapters 1 and 2, Paul argues his various aspect of theology, and then ties off his thought with an OT citation- thus ch. 1 is divided into sections from vs. 10-19 and 20-31, and ch. 2 neatly divides along the same lines: vs. 1-9, and vs. 10-16.
So in both chapters 1 and 2, Paul is confronting the broad spiritual problem that plagued the Corinthian church, that is, the pollution of the wisdom of God by the wisdom of men. This is very easy to do, as we shall see, because Christians are men living among men, and we come out of the world system which is based on the thinking of men; thus vestiges of this perverse wisdom remain. The wisdom of men remains the fly in the ointment of Christianity, and if not cleansed can thoroughly pervert us, as had happened at Corinth. Paul reveals to the Corinthians how they were rejecting God’s wisdom in favor of man’s wisdom, even while claiming to hold to the wisdom of God.