Paul said more in the letter. He told them, I didn’t come to you with the best words of smartness to tell you about God. I was weak and scared and shaking. And my words weren’t high and beautiful words, but they had the power of the Spirit in them, so that your trust in God would stand in the power of God, not in the smartness of man.
What you build with will all be showed by fire. God’s fire will test every work to show what it is made of. If it is gold, silver, and precious stones it will last and be his for always and ever. But if its wood, hay, and trash, that will be burned up. That one will still be saved, but his works will be burned up.
Don’t you know that your body is the temple that the Holy Spirit lives in and if you make it dirty by bringing in bad stuff from the bad ones, then God will have to get rid of that bad stuff. You are the house God lives in. Don’t trick yourself. If anybody seems to be smart, then let him bow down and listen to God, then he will really be smart; because the smart stuff of this world is silly to God.