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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Sep 27, 2017

I hate to tell you this, but it isn’t all about you. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the apostle Paul. In today’s episode, based on 1 Corinthians, chapter 10, verse 14, through chapter 11, verse 1, we are going to hear what Paul has to say about the matter. And he will not mince words or pull any punches. He’s going to let the believers in Corinth have it with both barrels, admonishing them for their selfishness and self-centeredness. As members of the body of Christ, they had a responsibility to put the needs of others ahead of their own rights. Doing what is best for others takes precedence over what I may or may not think is best for me. And the model Paul provides is himself. He could boldly, but not braggingly, claim that he had been selfless in his service to the people in Corinth. He refused to accept any kind of financial help for the work he had done there, even though he had every right to it. He had ministered to them on his own dime, never asking for them to donate a single cent to his well-being. For Paul, the well-being of the body of Christ was of a far great priority than his own well-being or that of any other believer in Corinth.