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Grave disorders existed in the assembly at Corinth, and the they were the reason for the writing of this epistle. The Apostle Paul had been with the Corinthians for 18 months and he surely wouldn’t have allowed such things to carry on when he was there. It is fair to assume, therefore, that things in the assembly at Corinth had deteriorated significantly in his absence. Paul elected to write to the Corinthians regarding the problems in their midst, rather than visiting them in person. Had he gone to Corinth, he would have had to use his apostolic authority as a rod of correction and judge many of them who were at fault. In the epistle, he treats various matters that needed correction in regard to the internal order of the assembly and also its public responsibility. Thus, we are furnished with divine insight for the maintenance of order in a local assembly of Christians. The epistle views the Church of God in its privileges and responsibilities on the earth and presents God’s appointed order for normal function.
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“Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.”
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“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”
Psalm 40:2
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“Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless” (Matthew 22:12).

Something rather strange happened to me recently. My wife and I went to visit our son and his family, and I picked up a shovel to clear some of the snow from his porch and front walk. While I was doing this, a well-fed cat, wearing a collar, suddenly appeared, and was very friendly to me—walking beside me and occasionally rubbing against my leg. When I entered the house the cat boldly walked right in! I thought perhaps they had gotten a cat since my last visit, but no, it was not theirs. Yet the cat behaved in every way as if it belonged there.

It was the same with the man in our verse who did not have a wedding garment. In those days the host often provided a special wedding suit for those who would attend, and it was important to wear it. So you and I, if we are to be in heaven, must have on the “wedding garment” provided by the Lord Jesus through faith in Him. But the man in our verse came in boldly without a wedding garment.

That cat did not belong in my son’s home and had to be shooed out the door. So also, the man without a wedding garment was taken out and cast into outer darkness. It is important to get our wedding garment before we have to leave this world.

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Growing in Grace
“He [God] said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob … Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth My people the children of Israel out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:6, 10).
Here we have the important message that God had for Moses; it was now time for him to go back to Egypt, to face the new Pharaoh, and to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. But if you read the chapter carefully, you will find that now Moses makes every possible excuse not to go. Forty years before he was ready to go in his own natural strength, but now, after forty years of looking after sheep, he does not want to go, even when the Lord Himself calls him.
First of all, he says, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh?” (vs. 11). He did not feel like a very important person anymore. Then Moses wants to know what name he was to say, when the people might ask him who sent him. The Lord gave him a name suitable for God — “I AM THAT I AM” (vs. 14). Then Moses protested that the people would not believe that God had sent him. (Exodus 4:1). So the Lord graciously gave him two miraculous signs to show them. Then Moses said, “I am not eloquent” (Exodus 4:10), which means that he thought he could not speak well enough. Finally, Moses asked the Lord to send someone else — see Exodus 4:13.
All this is very sad, for when the Lord tells us to do something, He always gives us whatever we need to do it. He will give us the courage, the strength, the right words, the money, the help — whatever we need. But Moses once again was looking at himself, and not at the Lord. At last the Lord tells him that He will send his brother Aaron to speak for him, and Moses agrees to go.
In these incidents in the life of Moses, we see two main difficulties that we as Christians have in serving the Lord. Sometimes we are too eager to go out and do something in our own strength, and this usually happens when we are young. We saw that in Moses when he killed the Egyptian who was mistreating an Israelite. But now, when Moses is eighty years old, we find his doing the opposite — making all kinds of excuses why he should not go and deliver God’s people! It seems that he had become rather timid during his forty years of keeping sheep. Eventually he went, but the Lord became angry when he made so many excuses. It is important for us not to fall into either one of these ways of acting towards the Lord. Let us be ready to accept His training, but be ready to go when He calls us.
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Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. (Lamentations 3:40)
Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.1 – Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.2 – I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.3 – Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.4
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.5 – We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins.6 – Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.7
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Comfort of the Scriptures
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men” (1 Tim. 2:1).
“First of all” could mean first in time, in order, in place, or in importance. Here it evidently means “first of all” in importance. Our Lord Jesus Christ said “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” He also said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” “Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord.” “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.” In the Christian’s life, if there is little prayer, there is little blessing. It is “first of all” in importance that we “watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” So “continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.” “Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us.” Let us then be “praying in the Holy Ghost.”
Much blessing we miss in our lives,
Just because we fail to pray,
Blessings we could bring to others,
Helping to lighten their way.
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