1 Corinthians 1:31


Friday, 4 April 2014

…that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:31

The last verse of Chapter 1 begins with, “as it is written.” Thus Paul is going back to the only Scriptures of his day (the Old Testament) in order to make a summary point concerning his thoughts of the past 21 verses.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:30


Thursday, 3 April 2014

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 1 Corinthians 1:30

In the past four verses, Paul has written about the workings of God, specifically mentioning “God” three times:

1) God has chosen the foolish things of the world
2) God has chosen the weak things of the world
3) The base things of the world and the things which are despised, God has chosen

After that, he noted that because of God’s efforts “no flesh should glory in His presence.”… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:29


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

…that no flesh should glory in His presence.1 Corinthians 1:29

For several verses, Paul has been explaining how God chooses the weak, the foolish, and the despised to shame the mighty, the intellectual, and the noble. Because of this, there is no boasting before Him. If such as these are chosen and not the others, then they are obviously considered lesser in any given category than those others and so they can’t boast that they were somehow great.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 1:28


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

…and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,… 1 Corinthians 1:28

Continuing on in the same line of thought as the previous verse, Paul shows that the things God decides upon and uses can be the least of all.… Read the rest

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