Sep 26, 2017
In today’s episode, we will be looking at the first 13 verses of 1 Corinthians 10. I’ve titled it “No Place for Cockiness” because Paul is going to take head-on the problem of the Corinthians demanding their rights and the resulting evidence of pride in their lives. There were those in the church in Corinth who were demanding that they had certain rights and they were unwilling to give them up even though those rights were doing some serious spiritual damage to the less mature believers in the church. This unnecessary and ungodly division was not something Paul was willing to overlook. He was concerned that this cockiness on the part of the more mature believers in the church was actually a dangerous thing. They were becoming a bit too self-righteous and he knew that their over-confidence could easily lead to failure. Pride always goes before the fall. Which is why Paul warned them to be careful not to fall. Just when these people thought they were standing on firm ground, they would discover that their confidence was in self, not God. And for the believer, self-confidence is a dangerous companion on the walk of faith. Self-confidence will prove a lousy defense against temptation. It will get exposed as what it is: Unreliable and incapable of protecting us from the ways of this world and the attacks of the enemy.