It's Day 35 and we're in 1 Corinthians 9.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 25, 27 - We have to be disciplined as we pursue this. Prayer, Bible study, carrying your cross, etc. don't come easily. We need to do the difficult things.
- Verses 4-14 - Paul here is defending the right of a minister to be paid for his work.
- Verses 12, 15-18 - After having defended the right to be paid, Paul then speaks of the fact that he didn't exercise that right to be paid for his work as a minister.
- Verses 19-22 - Paul here is saying that he will do all that he can to make the gospel accessible to people, short of compromising the core truth. To those who are Jewish, he presents the gospel and himself in a Jewish way to try to make the gospel as clear and appealing to them as possible. A modern example: if someone was trying to reach a group of young people who disliked old songs, that person could use modern music (like rock praise choruses) as part of their effort to convey the Good News.
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
If you have a question or comment, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.