March 27, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 1 Corinthians 11-12
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Commentary: Paul’s letters to the Corinth church addressed several specific problems that they were having. Some they had written to him about, while others had reached his attention through alternative means. We must keep in the mind the cultural context when reading these letters. That does not mean we can ignore Paul’s advice. Paul reminds us that our actions, whatever they may be, should honor and glorify the Lord. We are to be separate from worldly rituals. As Christians, we are all equal, no matter our position in the secular world, or the spiritual gifts given to us by the Lord. Spiritual gifts are not status symbols. We are not to take pride in them, nor are we to be ashamed of them.
Focus Verses: 12:4-6 What do these verses mean to you? What is your spiritual gift? At what do you excel? How are you using that to glorify the Lord God? How could you be using it to glorify the Lord? Why do you think the Lord gave you the gift He did?