1 Corinthians 4 Devotional Commentary

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1 Corinthians 4:1

It was necessary for Paul to send a strong and rather formal letter of correction to the Christians at Corinth because they had fallen into sin which was causing a serious division within the congregation. They had become embroiled in fleshly arguments based on human wisdom, which is so contrary to the way a child of God who is walking in spirit and truth should behave.

Many in the Church were demonstrating spiritual immaturity

1 Corinthians 4:2

The first topic Paul addressed in his epistle to the Corinthians was their inappropriate, childish behaviour, which not only presented a poor testimony to the unbelievers in their local community, but also caused them to revert to carnal behaviour and regress into spiritual infancy.

They quarrelled about who was the best Bible teacher. They engaged in ungodly division instead of living in the unity of the Spirit. They exhibited read more...