How often do we think to ourselves, “Will this thing I do bring praise to the Lord?” Speaking for myself, not as often as I should. We have a tendency many times to do what is best for us. We live in a very materialistic world where there’s great concern if we don’t have [...]
In 1 Corinthians 10:25-29, Paul gives us an example of what he wrote in verses 23 and 24: that even though something may be appropriate for us to do, does not give us the liberty to do it if it harms and unsaved person. The example which Paul gives to the Corinthians involves eating [...]
How often do we consider the impact on others when we make a decision? I’m of course referring to decisions in our Christian life. A lot of times we ask ourselves the question, “Is this alright for me to do?” or we ask, “If I did this, would I be committing a sin?” But [...]
Paul speaks of Christian unity in 1 Corinthians 10:14-17. As I was reading this passage, it occurred to me that he’s not writing about church unity so much as he does elsewhere. He uses the word “we” a lot in these passages, as in me and you. We together are united by Jesus Christ. [...]
The devil does not have free reign to tempt you with whatever he wants. The devil is limited by God to what and how much he can tempt you. If God feels the temptation is too steep for you to handle, He will not allow it. Paul makes this point in 1 Corinthians 10:13. [...]
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 10:12, not to think so highly of their spiritual position that they take for granted the danger of sin. This is a fairly well-known verse. Let’s look at it to begin with because there’s something we can learn from it.
1 Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth [...]
How important it is for us to please God. We should live our lives every day to please Him even if it doesn’t please us all the time. In 1 Corinthians 10, Paul addresses “Pleasing God” to the Corinthian church. Specifically, he’s pointed his finger to the Old Testament and told us to “learn [...]
The Lord expects us to be all His. He doesn’t want our loyalties divided between Him and other things. In 1 Corinthians 10:8, Paul talks about fornication — specifically spiritual fornication. He quotes a number of 23,000 who died because of their fornication. He is referring to a passage in Numbers 25. Let’s read [...]
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 [...]