YouVersion Reformation Reading Plan, day 241
I Corinthians 10:23-33 §
… For why should my liberty be determined by someone else’s conscience?
I Corinthians 10:29
This sounds like exactly the opposite of what Paul said before — that I should refrain from things that, while not sinful in and of themselves, could cause others to be confused and then sin. But Paul is still talking about the same thing here. I think he is saying don’t worry about what you eat, unless someone else points it out to you… maybe?
I Corinthians 11 §
Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman…
I Corinthians 11:11
Yep, that’s as far as I’m going with that in a quiet time and not a deep study.
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part…
I Corinthians 11:18
It is an accusation. How can there be divisions when all have been baptized into Christ, His death and resurrection? That is why we are weak and ill (verse 29): we eat without discerning the body.
II Chronicles 29 §
Start by opening the doors of the temple (verse 3). Consecrate yourselves for the ministry (verse 5). Understand your sinful heritage (verses 6-7). Understand God’s wrath (verses 8-9). Make a covenant with the LORD (verses 10-11).
The sin offering after the cleansing the temple was seven bulls, seven rams, seven lambs, and seven male goats. The sin offering for my life is Christ.
The Levites were ready when the work needed to be done, so they did it. The priests were not ready. Be ready and do the good works God has prepared. It doesn’t matter if you are gifted or called for it; if it needs to be done, and no one else is able, you should do it.
II Chronicles 30 §
When you find you have neglected God, don’t wait around for the “proper time” (verse 5). Start making preparations immediately, and return to God as soon as you are physically able! Again, it matters less to God that you do everything perfectly than it does that you do it at all, to the best of the abilities He has given you.
II Chronicles 31 §
When you find joy in God, make provision for continuing to walk in that joy. As the feast wanes, Hezekiah commissions the priests and the Levites to the ministry, and proclaims to the people that they should give their offerings. They end up needing to prepare new chambers to hold all the tithes and gifts given to the service of the LORD.