The Veiled

The Bible tells us that the veil has been torn. The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45). Hebrews 10:19-20 says: “And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and he welcomes us to come into … Continue reading The Veiled

United Rebuke

In 2 Corinthians 2:6-7, we read: “I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness” (TPT).  The first thing we read in this passage is that we unite together as a body in the rebuke. … Continue reading United Rebuke

Evil Companions

In 1 Corinthians 15:33, we read: “So stop fooling yourselves! Evil companions will corrupt good morals and character” (TPT). Simply put — ”Bad company ruins good manners” (MSG). Now if I ask you if you have evil companions, you will probably respond with a denial. It’s not easy for us to look at our friendships … Continue reading Evil Companions

Everything We Build Up

In 1 Corinthians 14:26, we read: “Beloved friends, what does all this imply? When you conduct your meetings, you should always let everything be done to build up the church family. Whether you share a song of praise, a teaching, a divine revelation, or a tongue and interpretation, let each one contribute what strengthens others” … Continue reading Everything We Build Up

Mutual Concern

As we have been moving through 1 Corinthians, we have been seeing this common theme of interconnectedness. Today is no exception. We read in 1 Corinthians 12:25-26: “He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body.In … Continue reading Mutual Concern

Designed This Way

In today’s passage, Paul is discussing how man is not independent from woman and a woman is not independent from a man. This piggybacks well from yesterday’s focus on being interconnected. As the passage continues, Paul says that “God, as the source of all things, designed it this way.” The NLT says, “Everything comes from … Continue reading Designed This Way