Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

1 Corinthians 8

September 19, 2021 Chuck Smith, Jr Season 10 Episode 9
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
1 Corinthians 8
Show Notes

Intro: Are you like me, when it comes to reading the Bible?

I will come to a sentence and immediately my attention drops off – for instance:
The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael. These are their genealogies: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam . . . (the list goes on – 1 Chr. 1:28-31)
- yes, it is still scripture, but it doesn’t interest me
• that happens when I read this first line in chapter 8
Now concerning food offered to idols
◦ I’ve never done this, have never been tempted to do this, have never even thought of it
• it would be easy to write-off the whole chapter and move on
◦ but that would be a mistake – I’d lose valuable insights
- this was a very real and practical concern for the Corinthians
• but it is not a cause of concern for us
◦ we do have our own situations that raise the same question
◦ “Is it alright for Christians to practice yoga?” “. . . to dance?” 
• so the way Paul addresses their situation is relevant for ours