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1 Corinthians 4:12

May 25, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 4, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; 1 Corinthians 4:12

Paul continues to relay the plight of the apostles as they set forth to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Not only did they hunger and thirst, wear poor clothes, and receive ill treatment, they also didn’t impose upon others who may have recognized their plight.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 4:11

May 24, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 4, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Saturday, 24 May 2014

To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. 1 Corinthians 4:11

In his words in this verse, Paul now contrasts the ironical statements made from verses 8-10 concerning how the Corinthians perceived themselves with the reality of how the apostles actually lived.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 4:10

May 23, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 4, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Friday, 23 May 2014

We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored! 1 Corinthians 4:10

Paul again introduces irony into his thoughts as he did in verse 8. He is showing the folly of their boasting and divisions within the church.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 4:9

May 22, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 4, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. 1 Corinthians 4:9

“For” begins this verse and explains this statement made in the previous verse – “I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you!”… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 4:8

May 21, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 4, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us—and indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you! 1 Corinthians 4:8

Paul makes a sudden transition from his words concerning the boasting of the Corinthians. In this verse his pen shouts out the irony of a man who sees their true state.… Read the rest