Hello everyone! My blog is over 1 Corinthians 1-4, and I’m going to focus on a few verses from each chapter.
1 Corinthians 1:5-9
These verses contain two important things. The first is that God gives us spiritual gifts and things we need in this life as we wait for him to return. 1 Corinthians 1:5 says “For in him you have been enriched in every way- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge,” and 1 Corinthians 1:7 says “Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” We are provided with everything we need, such as words and wisdom, so that we can influence those around us. Not only that, but God has given us each our own spiritual gifts that we can use as well. God has given us all our own individual gifts, and they are all equally important. We do not need to feel unqualified or inadequate when it comes to living our lives for God because he has given us each our own gifts and talents that we can use for his kingdom! The other important thing mentioned in these verses is that we are considered blameless to God; he sees us as clean and righteous, and it’s not because of our gifts or our works, but solely because of Jesus Christ and his death on the cross. By having faith in Jesus, we are saved and seen as blameless in God’s sight!
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
In these verses, Paul’s preaching was to display God’s power. He says that he spoke of nothing except Jesus Christ and the crucifixion when he was with the people of Corinth. Also, when he preached to them, he said he came to them in weakness and fear, and without wise and persuasive words. He allowed the Holy Spirit to guide his words when he was preaching, so that he could demonstrate the Spirit’s power. He did not focus on his own wisdom, but allowed the Spirit to help him preach to the people. He did this to show the people that they should not rest on their own wisdom or anyone else’s, but that they should rely and trust in God’s power.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11
These verses discuss that Jesus should be the foundation of the church and of all believers. He is the only foundation that will last. If we try to build our lives on other things, such as money, success, and relationships, it won’t last, and we will be left trying to find something else to be the foundation of our lives. But with Jesus as our base, we will never be left searching or unsatisfied. A building is only as strong as its foundation; with Jesus as our foundation, we can build our lives according to him and his purpose.
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Paul starts these verses off by telling the people to regard him as a servant and as someone who has been trusted by God. He also says that since he has been given trust, he needs to prove himself faithful. We, like Paul, are servants as well, and with God as our master we should obey him, and be open and ready for the opportunities he has planned for us. Paul also warns us about judging others. 1 Corinthians 4:5 says, “He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.” By saying this, he means that only God knows a person’s heart. We should not judge people on whether or not they are considered a good Christian because by doing so, we are viewing ourselves as better and being arrogant. We shouldn’t judge anyone, but instead confront them if they are sinning and encourage them.
Well thanks for reading, and I hope everyone has a great week!