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1 Corinthians 3:2

Apr 22, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 3, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 1 Corinthians 3:2

In the preceding verse, Paul said to the Corinthians that he had to speak to them “as babes in Christ.” This makes his comment in verse 2 understandable – “I fed you with milk and not solid food” is a metaphor for his speech to them.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 3:1

Apr 21, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 3, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 21 April 2014

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:1

Paul is referring back to the words of the previous chapter, where he is comparing the natural to the spiritual. In verse 2:14, he said this –

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

It is important to understand that there is a difference between the word “natural” which is the Greek psychikos, and the word “carnal” in this verse.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 2:16

Apr 20, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 2, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

In Isaiah 40, the Lord puts forth a series of rhetorical questions for us to consider. Paul uses the thought of Isaiah 40:13 to close out this chapter of 1 Corinthians –

“Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has taught Him?”

The answer is that no one can know the thoughts of the Lord unless He reveals them to us.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 2:14

Apr 18, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 2, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 18 April 2014

But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14

This is another highly abused verse within common Christian speech. It needs to be viewed from within the context given and with reasonable contemplation.… Read the rest

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