listening to the wrong crowd

June 2016 (4)

1 Corinthians 15:32-34

1Co 15:32 From a human perspective, what have I gained from fighting wild animals at Ephesus? If the dead ones are not raised, we should just eat and drink, because tomorrow we are dying.
1Co 15:33 Do not be led astray! Listening to the wrong crowd corrupts good habits.
1Co 15:34 Sober up as you should, and stop making that mistake, because some are just ignorant of God –to your disgrace.

listening to the wrong crowd

Paul had been making a careful, reasoned apologetic argument in favour of a future, bodily resurrection. Now, he gets a bit emotional as he recounts the fact that he has put his life on the line — daily — to preach the gospel of resurrection life. And, some ignorant people sit around asking themselves whether a resurrection is necessary! This crowd of theologians is not only undermining the gospel truth, they are also keeping the Corinthians from sharing the gospel. So, Paul tells the church that they should be ashamed of themselves for listening to the wrong crowd.

LORD, feed us on your truth, and develop in us a distaste for any ignorant talk that might distract us from it, or from sharing it.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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