First Corinthians is a very practical treatise on the application of Christian principles to a wide variety of personal and corporate issues, including the need for unity rather than divisiveness in the body of believers, church discipline for sexual immorality, the problem of litigation between believers, counsel concerning marriage, liberty regarding doubtful things, public worship and the use of spiritual gifts, and the nature of the resurrection.
Paul’s first concern in this letter is the problem of false pride and divisiveness caused by focusing on people rather than the Lord (1:1-17). Human wisdom is totally inadequate; only the power and wisdom of God can bring salvation (1:18-31).
READING of 1 CORINTHIANS 1
Lord, it is by Your doing that we are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. May I boast only in You.
Meditation passage for today: verses 10, 18, 21-31