ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
Key Verse: 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Of what fact did Paul want the Corinthian brothers not to be ignorant? After the exodus, what blessings did God give all the Israelites, and what spiritual meaning did Paul see in these things? (1b-4) Nevertheless, what horrible thing happened to those who did not please God? (5; Nu 14:26-35)
Read verse 6. How did Paul apply the historical lesson of the Israelites to the believers at Corinth? Specifically, what 4 evil things should not be done? (7-10) What three consequences did the Israelites suffer? Why did God deal with testing and grumbling as severely as idolatry and sexual immorality?
Read verses 11-13. What does this warning mean to us? (11) What should those who think they are standing firm be careful about? (12) When tempted why is there no excuse? How does God provide a way out? Why is it important to know that God is faithful?
Read verses 14-22. What did Paul warn them about repeatedly? (14) What two types of fellowship does Paul describe here? (16-20) How are they incompatible? (17,21-22) In light of this, what is problematic about participating in worldly celebrations today?
Read verses 23-33. Why shouldn’t we do everything that is permissible? (23) Whose benefit should we seek? (24) What does it mean to do everything for the glory of God? (31) What is the goal in doing these things? (32,33)