1 Corinthians verses 3 to 4

Verses 3 to 4.

Reflection

Before we move on and look at these two verses, we have learned that Paul is using a lot of words with a legal or duty-bound background (My point of view).  The reason I say this is because

Verse 1

λογίζομαι   regard count…  i.e. accountability

ὑπηρέτης   an underling, a servant i.e. a duty of servant.

οἰκονόμος the manager of a household i.e. the duty of a household manager.

Verse 2

ζητεῖται required

‘πιστός τις εὑρεθῇ’  ‘to be found trustworthy’

 

Having considered the vocabulary in verses one and two we are now ready to continue the theme.  Having considered the vocabulary in verses one and two it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Paul is saying that they don’t have a right to ‘examine’ him and then ‘any other court’.   Paul does not feel guilty although that does not mean that he is ‘acquitted’.  He is still being examined but by the ‘Lord Jesus’

 

3 But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. 4 For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord. 1 Corinthians 4:3-4 NASB

 

Paul knows his calling and he knows who the Judge is, and he can say it is the Lord that will judge him.  As believers it is good for us to remember this.  It is the Lord who will judge us.  The Lord Jesus has every right as it is the God of glory who came down to this most miserable world in the form of a man and be the sacrifice so that we might have eternal life.  There is a realignment coming to the Corinthian Church as they learn of the sobering fact that no leader can take them to the pearly gates of heaven.  Only the Lord can do that by the Holy Spirit.

Are there cliques in your church where some think they are the crème de la crème!  In other words, you have the pastor’s favour and things are going really well.  Look at me I am the flavour of the month.  Pride comes into our hearts so easily… We are not any different to the Corinthians.  They were sinners and we are sinners.  It is time to get on our knees and ask the Lord for forgiveness. The pastor or the elder cannot get you to heaven.  Your teacher or your physical trainer can’t get you to heaven.  There is only one that can get you to heaven and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.  He hung on a cross but now he is risen and there is life…  I am speaking to the Christian Community here, but the invitation is for everyone out there in the world.  I got a little bit carried away with myself, but do you get the gist of the idea? 😊

 

3 Responses to “1 Corinthians verses 3 to 4”

  1. Margaret Cynthia Stevenson Says:

    I don`t know of any cliques in our church but I do know that we and all the church need to repent if we want God to have mercy on our individual countries and bring us the revival that they all need.

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