By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 28, 2016

  • I Corinthians 10:17-33
  • I Corinthians 10:21 – “Cup” here is a figure of speech indicating service to either the Lord or demons. You cannot serve both the Lord and demons.  See Luke 22:29.  “Table” here is the equivalent of the “cup” in this verse.
  • I Corinthians 10:23 – Similar wording was used in I Corinthians 6:12. The word “all” here is necessarily limited.  Paul is not saying that absolutely everything was lawful for him.
  • I Corinthians 10:28 – Eating meat sacrificed to idols was not sinful. The idol was nothing so the meat was just meat.  If, however, someone else told them the meat had been sacrificed to idols, they were not to eat it for the sake of the conscience of the person who told them.  It may be that the other person had less understanding and would think ill of a Christian eating meat sacrificed to idols.
  • I Corinthians 10:31-33 – We must be careful to not cause others to violate their conscience. Our goal should be to help all men to be saved.  See I Corinthians 9:19-23.

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