In 1 Corinthians 10:7, Paul quotes a verse from Exodus 32. Let’s look at that verse and a couple preceding verse first.
Exodus 32:4-6 “And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O [...]
Have you ever gone through a dark time in your life, and wondered if God were there with you? Perhaps you have lost your job, or even have lost your home in the bad economy. Or maybe you’ve wandered from God and are not happy with the way your life is going. When we’re [...]
Spiritual discipline does not come natural. Although Christians have been forgiven of their sins, we still have the old sinful nature which we must constantly monitor and “stay on top of”. Paul addresses spiritual discipline in the final two verses of 1 Corinthians chapter 9.
1 Corinthians 9:26,27 “I therefore so run, not as [...]
How well do we exhibit spiritual self-control? Sometimes it is pretty hard. The devil wants to come in and introduce responsibilities, chores and general overall chaos into a Christian’s life to prevent him from taking time to study the Bible. How often do we get at the end of a day and we know [...]
Are you in it to win it? In 1 Corinthians 9:24, Paul compares our spiritual life to running a race. As we are in this race, we should be running it to win it.
1 Corinthians 9:24 “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? [...]
How are we supposed to lead others to Christ by our example if they cannot associate with us? Some people are popular with many people. They are able to reach out and connect with people, and people understand their plight. They create a connection with others easily. Others not always so. As Christians, we [...]
Its good when a verse comes along which refocuses us, and reminds us of the spiritual world. We live in the physical world and naturally have a tendency to focus our attention on the things of this world. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 9 that our real reward is greater when we receive it [...]