1 Corinthians 8:13


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble. 1 Corinthians 8:13

This is the last verse of the chapter which has dealt with “things offered to idols.” However, right at the introduction of the thought, Paul divided that major subject into two over-arching issues.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 8:12


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:12

This verse begins with “but” which is set in contrast to what he just said. The preceding verse asked, “And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?”… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 8:11


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? 1 Corinthians 8:11

This is speaking of those with a weak conscience who may be motivated to act in a manner contrary to their conscience by eating “those things offered to idols.” If this happens, Paul says that “because of your knowledge” it will inevitably cause an offense to occur.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 8:10


Monday, 25 August 2014

For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? 1 Corinthians 8:10

Continuing with the discourse on “knowledge” in relation to “love” Paul now brings in an example from real life to help the Corinthians (and thus us) to understand more clearly what he has been speaking of.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 8:9


Sunday, 24 August 2014

But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. 1 Corinthians 8:9

Paul has been speaking of “knowledge” concerning the issue of “things offered to idols.” He has clearly shown that eating something offered to an idol makes no difference at all and that the food is not defiled, because the idol is “nothing in the world.”… Read the rest

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