This distinction is basic to Dispensationalism. Hence then we see what is required of men to practise, in the several cases and circumstances of life, in order to their satisfying the precept in question.—He that will in all things promote the glory of God, must not only be constant in acts immediately and directly religious; but he must also resolve, in the strength of divine grace, against being at any time guilty of any action which is irreligious. Those whom God has called out of the world to be his peculiar possession. 1 Corinthians 7:4 reads as follows: The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. ÏÎ¯á¾³ ÏÎ¿á¿¦ ÎÎµÎ¿á¿¦, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. We may learn hence, how severe a reproof those persons justly deserve, who, far from doing all things, as the Apostle directs, to the glory of God, do on the contrary, by profaneness, unrighteousness, and debauchery, directly dishonour him whom they profess to serve; bringing a reproach and infamy upon our most holy religion, and causing the name of God and the doctrine of Christ to be, through their means, blasphemed in the world. Then [in the end time] they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. Do not so act as to lead them to think that you connive at or approve idol worship, and so as to prejudice them the more against the Christian religion, and lead them more and more to oppose it. The words contained in the 31st verse, hold forth a doctrine of the highest importance in religion. They may not be as fully instructed as you are. But further, in all great actions,—actions of moment in the main course of human life, though they may not be directly religious, he ought expressly to intend the glory of God, as his chief and main end: for whatever is therefore chosen from sincere and pure motives, because it tends to the promoting of holiness, virtue, and goodness, is in the Scripture sense done for the glory of God; and whatever is in like-manner avoided, because it has a tendency to evil, is avoided for the glory of God. His essence, person, or majesty. The purpose of this article is to explain the meaning of the word. 19 For h though I am free from all, i I have made myself a servant to all, that I might j win more of them. and do we defy the wrath of the Almighty? Preparing Your Heart To Lead. 1 Corinthians 10:32 Give no occasions of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: "Give no occasions of stumbling"-avoid causing ANYONE to stumble into sin. Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many that they may be saved. Give none offence - Be inoffensive; that is, do not act so as to lead others into sin; see the note at Romans 14:13. Note; (1.) 32. There are many questions about this topic and one of them is the meaning of the word “bound” in 1 Corinthians 7:15. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. 2. Therefore he was probably thinking of three religious groups rather than two racial groups and one religious group. The purpose of this article is to explain the meaning of 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 which reads as follows, It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. 1. See note on Acts 24:16. Can you name the 1 Corinthians 10:32 (NIV) - Judgment by the Lord? If our human brethren, either in or out of the church, may be offended by any action, that action for the true Christian is proscribed and forbidden. Therefore do nothing that may tend to the hurt, or just offence, either of Jew, Gentile, or Christian. 1 Corinthians 10. Give none offence; no just occasion of offence. Give none offence - in things indifferent; for in essential things affecting doctrine and practice, even in the smallest detail, we must not swerve from principle, whatever offence result (Matthew 18:7; Acts 24:16; 1 Corinthians 1:23; Philippians 1:10). Here the sphere of moral obligation is enlarged. 1 Corinthians 9:22). Do nothing that would cause a scandal or create prejudice. (5.) The goal with what I’m about to say is not to compare myself to anyone who has experienced great injustice. As to cause no trouble. 1 Corinthians 10:31(KJV) Verse Thoughts. This was the passionate desire of the holy apostle; and everything was subordinated to that goal. Romans 14:13, Romans 14:21. The original words do not include a word for ‘try’. Note; It is not outward privileges enjoyed, but inward grace possessed, which alone can bring us to the eternal inheritance, and the rest which remaineth for the people of God. 3. Inferences.—The design of the Apostle in this chapter is, to press upon Christians the great obligations they are under to walk worthy of their holy vocation; to be solicitous above all things to promote the glory of God, and the salvation of man; to bring over unbelievers to the acknowledgment of the truth, and to prevent, as far as possible, those who believe from being offended and discouraged in their duty, or by any means tempted and seduced into sin. REFLECTIONS.—1st, The Apostle returns to the subject of eating the sacrifices offered to idols. Those deserve, in the next place, to be rebuked sharply, who, though they do not dishonour God by acts directly irreligious, yet are careless and negligent in matters of religion: not much regarding whether truth or error prevails in the world; not being solicitous to do honour to their religion, and to promote the spreading of the Gospel of Christ, by shewing its reasonableness, by preserving its simplicity and purity, and by exhibiting its beauty to all mankind. 32. Nor to the Gentiles; rather, nor to the Greeks. 1 Corinthians 10 - Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 488-489). To feast, therefore, in idol temples, is to renounce Christianity, its sacraments, and privileges. God. Thus murmured the Israelites against Moses and Aaron, on account of the difficulties which they apprehended, and were destroyed by the angel's hand. τοῦ θεοῦ, although it is true that it is designated in a significant way, as in 1 Corinthians 11:22. Finibus non officiis a vitiis discernuntur virtutes. —Crossing none of their prejudices where God’s law does not require it. (2.) 3 But if anyone loves God, s he is known by God. And thus likewise, in the course of a religious life, to a man sincerely virtuous and truly holy, every action of his life promotes the glory of God; every thing he does, is sanctified by a habit of piety; his worldly business and employments, by justice and charity running uniformly through all the parts of it;—the common actions of his life by decency and inoffensiveness, and all his relaxations by genuine simplicity and right intention. 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 9:20) or Gentile (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved. (3.) See Acts 24:16. What Does 1 Corinthians 10:31 Mean? The apostle takes occasion from this discourse to lay down a rule for Christians' conduct, and apply it to this particular case (1 Corinthians 10:31,32), namely, that in eating and drinking, and in all we do, we should aim at the glory of God, at pleasing and honouring him. τοῦ θεοῦ, since the three repetitions of καί stand on the same level. his people. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to 1 Corinthians 10:32. In answer, he replies, that the following rules must be applied to all particular circumstances. The Heart Of Paul’s Theology: Paul And The Corinthians. Behold Israel after the flesh, in their observance of the ritual services; are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? See Doddridge, Calmet, and on the next chapter, 1 Corinthians 10:1. The Gentiles will believe that your abhorrence to idols is not real, when they see you eat things offered unto idols before their faces; and the weak Christian will be tempted by your example to revolt from the Christian faith. ÐÑÐ¸ ÑÑÐ¸ Ð³ÑÑÐ¿Ð¿Ñ Ð¾Ñ Ð²Ð°ÑÑÐ²Ð°ÑÑ Ð²ÑÐµ ÑÐµÐ»Ð¾Ð²ÐµÑÐµÑÑÐ²Ð¾. give no occasion to sin. 1 Corinthians 10:32. In addition, Paul now adds, Christians should strive not give offense to Jews, Greeks, or the church of God. (2.) He will set them an example of holiness and virtue in the practice of his own life: he will recommend to them, in his discourse upon all fair occasions, the excellency and the reasonableness of religion: he will rejoice to see virtue, righteousness, and universal love prevail and prosper in the world; will wish, with Moses, that all the Lord's people were prophets, and contribute all in his power towards enabling them to be such. “Be ye without offense both to Jews and Greeks and to the Church of God.”, Giving no offense means putting no obstacle in the path of a person be he Jew (cf. Ἀπρόσκοποι] become inoffensive (by constantly increasing completeness of Christian virtue). τοῦ θεοῦ] i.e. 1 Corinthians 10:32. τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ, to the church of God) the holy church called from among the Jews and Gentiles. Do nothing which should grieve or stumble them; particularly, avoid the meat offered to idols, which the Jews abominated, and might prove a snare to the weaker Gentile converts. They are therefore distinguished as the ××××¤×× Ì, the called, or, collectively considered, the × Ì ×××××£× Ì ×, the church. God's faithfulness to his promises should be the anchor of our hope. 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? Our Redeemer is mighty; we may safely trust him. Neither to the Jews - To no one, though they are the foes of God or strangers to him. 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Ver. Abstain for conscience sake, I say, not thine own, but of the other, who informed you, and might be grieved or stumbled by your example. The word only occurs in Acts 24:16; Philippians 1:16. Some understand the Apostle, not as speaking in the person of an objector, but as declaring what he did in such a case; and intimating how imprudent it would be to give others occasion to pass a wrong judgement upon him; for however lawful it might be for him to eat the meat which had been offered to idols, yet he was, for the sake of his influence and usefulness, to take care, that his good might not be evil spoken of, Romans 14:16 and therefore he would abstain: two general rules he prescribes. for non-Christians and for Christians. What 1 Corinthians 13 Means (to me) Today. For why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? Abstain, therefore, from things which, though they are in themselves strictly “lawful,” may yet be the occasion of leading others into sin, and endangering their salvation. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. 2. In other words, do not attend the feasts in honor of idols. 1 Corinthians 9:19–23; 1 Corinthians 10:27; 1 Corinthians 10:32–33. The bread, or loaf, which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? KJV, Thinline Bible, Standard Print, Cloth over Board, Pink, Red Letter Edition. He cautions them against all discontent under their sufferings or trials, and to beware of those who would instigate them to murmur against him, and against the other ministers of Christ for what they delivered from him. Retail: $19.99. Here in active sense, not tripping others by being a stumbling-block, as in Sirach 32:21, but passive in Acts 24:16. We know that Paul did not please everyone. If any heathen acquaintance bid you to a feast, and you have any inducement or obligation to go, whatever the table affords may be eaten without scruple; but if any person at the table suggests, this is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not, for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake, bearing your testimony thereby against all such impious honours offered to daemons, and keeping your conscience void of offence. What is the meaning of bound in 1 Corinthians 7:15? This is the fundamental principle of practical godliness. I don’t know nor will ever know what it’s like to be a person of color, or gay, or an immigrant, or any other population that has been on the receiving end of mass levels of hate, discrimination, and injustice. 1. Paul regarded these three groups as equal in this verse. (4.) God knows best what afflictions we need, and how long we should be exercised with them. Your example would lead them into sin. 8 Now concerning 1 m food offered to idols: we know that n “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” o puffs up, p but love builds up. All things are lawful for me, and these meats offered to idols are not thereby defiled; but all things are not expedient. Note; When we have to do with a jealous God, how careful should we be that no idol in our hearts, as well as no outward object of idolatry, rob him of his peculiar honour! Food Offered to Idols. by Taxmanjs Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . 4. (2.) Giving offense is unnecessary, if our own spirit cause it; necessary, if it be caused by the truth. (4.) 1. He gave the same command in 1 Corinthians 4:16; Philippians 3:17, and in 1 Thessalonians 1:6. Hence also it will not do to lay all the emphasis, as Billroth does, upon τῇ ἐκκλ. καὶ Ἕλλ. 1 Corinthians 10:32. 1 Corinthians 10:32. What does 1 Corinthians 1:30 mean? No, I have declared the contrary, chap. When they feast upon the remainder of the peace-offerings, they profess communion with, and subjection to that God, on whose altar they offered their sacrifice. Through all the desart the living streams gushed forth to slake their thirst; and that divine Redeemer, whom the rock, the fountain of living waters, and the streams from Lebanon prefigured—he, by his gracious presence, was in the midst of them, as he is still in the hearts of all his believing people. Bible Gateway Recommends. He will avoid every thing which may lead them into sin. The latter are divided into the two great classes, the Jews and Gentiles. This care he commands us, with reference to all men; for at that time all the world fell under one of these denominations, they were either Jews, or Gentiles, ( that is, heathens), or the church of God (that is, Christians). Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Give no offence â If, and as far as, it is possible. It would not even be right for a Christian to tryto do that. Such, for instance, is a man's choosing his profession, or manner of life in the world. 3. Do we not therein acknowledge our obligations to him, as bought with a price, to glorify him in our bodies and our spirits, which are his? In a word, whatever he is doing, he still always habitually remembers the end; and therefore, while in this spirit, through the grace of God, he never does amiss. He warns them against idolatry, such as the Israelites committed, when, having offered their sacrifices to the calf, they sat down to feast upon them, and, according to the heathen custom, rose up to dance around the calf, to do him honour; but they severely suffered for their abominations, Exodus 10:28. ÐÑ Ð´Ð¾Ð»Ð¶Ð½Ñ Ð±ÑÑÑ Ð¾ÑÑÐ¾ÑÐ¾Ð¶Ð½Ñ, ÑÑÐ¾Ð±Ñ Ð½Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð½Ðµ Ð¾Ð±Ð¸Ð´ÐµÑÑ. (3.) 1 Corinthians 10:32 Context. for non-Christians and for Christians. Give no offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God, Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: Do not offend Jews or Greeks or even the church of God [but live to honor Him]; He therefore, with warm affection, warns them as dearly beloved, to flee from idolatry; and, as to wise men, whether really possessed of spiritual wisdom, or vainly puffed up with their fancied high attainments, he appeals to them for the reasonableness of what he advanced. But, though all enjoyed these distinguishing privileges, with many of them God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness; and, for their disobedience and rebellions, were not suffered to enter into the land of promise, the type of the heavenly Canaan; but their carcases fell in the desart. The former are spoken of under two divisions. And this is a rule applicable to many other cases; therefore, generally, let it be your practice that no man seek his own will, humour, or benefit; but every man another's wealth, ready to deny himself, in order to promote the advantage and edification of others. 1 Corinthians 10:32–33 32 v Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to w the church of God, 33 just as x I try to please everyone in everything I do, y not seeking my … Every innocent profession may equally and indifferently be chosen by any good man; but yet, even in that choice, his main and ultimate end will be the exercise of right and truth. If you let non-Christians shape your thinking, you will conform to the ways of the world instead of the way of God. Give no occasion of stumbling either to Jews or to Greeks—to prejudice them against the Gospel.—or to the Church of God—or your Christian brethren. In other words, love to God and love to men should govern all our conduct. In general warns them against every abuse of their Christian liberty. Whatever we choose to do, or not do, should be aimed at bringing glory to God. In a journey, to a diligent man, and one whose mind is really bent upon his journey's end, every thing he does, as well as his actual travelling, tends truly to the same end. Surely destruction must be the consequence. Profit, reputation, and the like, may very innocently and very justly be aimed at, by men in any business or employment whatever; but then these things must always be desired, with a due subordination to the interests of holiness and virtue, which is the glory of God, and the only true and final happiness of men.—Whoever, in the great lines and main course of his life, aims merely or principally at worldly ends,—in the attainment of those ends, he has his peculiar, his only reward. Give none offence — in things indifferent (1 Corinthians 8:13; Romans 14:13; 2 Corinthians 6:3); for in all essential things affecting Christian doctrine and practice, even in the smallest detail, we must not swerve from principle, whatever offense may be the result (1 Corinthians 1:23). 20 k To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. 1 Corinthians 11:1, "Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ." Does not our feeding upon it signify our communion with him who is the living bread? 1 Corinthians 10:32 King James Version (KJV) 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: King James Version (KJV) Public Domain. Note; When unbelief prevails, then the old serpent, the devil, resumes his dominion over the soul. To the Jews be inoffensive, because they think that the least approach to idol worship is to be abhorred. Gentiles—Crossing none of their prejudices where God’s law does not require it. He instances in the case of the Lord's supper. —The apostle ever avoided offence to his kinsmen after the flesh. 32.Be not occasions of stumbling to any This is the second point, which it becomes us to have an eye to â the rule of love. "Offence" means "occasion of stumbling." See on Php 1:10. καὶ Ἰουδ. 1 Corinthians 1:23), whether to Jews or Heathens (both these out of the Church), or to the Church of God (their own brethren). The basic one, stated twice (1 Cor 15:13, 16), is that if there is no such thing as (bodily) resurrection, then it has not taken place even in Christ’s case. Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself. By the glory of God is originally meant, 1. The exhortation is to avoid being the cause of sin to others, 1 Corinthians 8:9. If Song of Solomon, he distinguished between Israel and the church in this verse. What say I then? (1.) We are not living the Christian life for the purpose of blessing ourselves, merely, but for the purpose of saving as many immortal souls as possible. He encourages the truly pious among them, under all their trials, to trust and not be afraid. Note; (1.) Neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles— As these are both opposed to the church of God, it is reasonable to conclude, that the Apostle speaks of unconverted Jews and Greeks, and refers to the danger there might be of prejudicing them against Christianity, by the indulgencies against which he cautions them. Give none offence] This is another end we should aim at, the edification of others. The former are spoken of under two divisions. * [15:17–18] The consequences for the Corinthians are grave: both forgiveness of sins and salvation are an illusion, despite their … [1.] Do nothing that would cause a scandal or create prejudice. καὶ ἕλλ. He shews in what particular instances the meat offered to idols might be safely eaten. Parallel Commentaries ... Lexicon. 1 Corinthians 10:32. The term is generic, and thus may include divorce, as Matthew 19:6 indicates, but there is no indication that it means divorce in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, 15 (though some lexicographers, leaving their areas of expertise and assuming the role of commentators, have so designated it). Avoid everything that may be the occasion of offence, of the stumbling and falling of others; whether things indifferent, when they are offensive to weak minds, and grieve, and wound, and stumble them; especially things sinful, which as they offend God, and are therefore called "offences", so they are offensive to the churches of Christ, and are cognizable by them; they are staggering and stumbling to … When God looks at believers He sees the perfection of Christ - the wisdom of Christ and the righteousness of Christ, for we are one with Him. Much less ought conscientious Christians to give offence to Christians, that made up the church of God, and were with them members of the same mystical body, of which Christ is the Head. The case is the same with regard to the Jewish sacrifices. Exodus 20:3-5. With such an instance of divine vengeance before them, they had need tremble for themselves in a city so abandoned to lewdness as Corinth was, knowing that none of their privileges could protect them, if they sinned, but that whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Now there is no considerable action in any man's life, no action of consequence and importance in the world, but which, even though it has not any direct relation to religion, yet some way or other has, on the whole, a tendency to promote the cause of virtue or of vice. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 2. 1 Corinthians 11:16; 1 Corinthians 11:22. [2.] Give no occasion of stumbling either to Jews or to Greeks. Nor to the Gentiles - Greek “Greeks.” To the pagans who are unconverted. καὶ τ. ἐκκλ. Neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles — As these are both opposed to the church of God, it is reasonable to conclude, that the Apostle speaks of unconverted Jews and Greeks, and refers to the danger there might be of prejudicing them against Christianity, by … They were to be thus careful with respect to all classes of men, Christians and non-Christians. What does this verse really mean? To him let us always refer ourselves, casting our care upon him. 30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 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