So the great theme of these two chapters can be summed up in this:
Paul’s life was about one thing…helping people to be saved by Jesus!
That is it!
Do our lives have the same theme?
Why do we still tithe? A very clear answer is in 1 Corinthians 9:14…
“So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel.”
And who is to support the work of ministry and those who are working for the cause of God. Again a very clear answer…
“If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?” -1 Cor. 9:11
Every Christian should then ask themselves, are they supporting those materially (tithes & offerings) who are feeding them spiritually?
Read 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 again…
A reminder that just because we go to the church every week and maybe even read religious material and hang-out with religious people means we’re more likely to get into heaven than another…
Paul points out all these areas in which the children of Israel were under the blessing of God…”the rock was Christ” but…
“Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.” -1 Corinthians 10:5
Let us then heed verse 12!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Genesis 48-50