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Offline Cariad

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2017, 10:01:33 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:7

These are my thoughts.
We are very accepted to receive blessings that are there.

' ... Who goeth a warefare (or serves as a soldier) any time at His own charges?
Who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? Or
Who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

(1 Cor 9:7)

* Paul is saying that a workman is worthy of his hire.

Offline wincam

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 02:51:25 PM »
Paul had the honour and privilege to be an apostle, and was one of the relatively small number of people who were eyewitnesses of Christ?s resurrection.
He was recognised and approved by the other apostles (Galatians 2:9).
He was immensely gifted by the Holy Spirit.
His ministry was fruitful - not just in one place, but in many.
And yet there were many who challenged his status and authority. And there still are! Shame on them!


sadly there are many today claiming greater authority than Paul via special individual inspiration and guidance via the Holy Spirit etc - twinc
carpe diem/semper fidelis

Offline clark thompson

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 10:12:05 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

1 Corinthians 9:7
NSB 7 Does a soldier serve at his own expense? Does the one who plants a vineyard not eat of the fruit it produces? Who shepherds a flock and does not eat some of the milk from the flock?


These are my thoughts.
When we work with often get from it, we are to work for the Lord and it will be a blessing to others but we will be blessed also.
One day I will be home

Offline clark thompson

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 09:57:21 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:9
KJV 9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
KJC 9 For it is written in the law of Moses, You shall not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treads out the corn. Does God take care for oxen?

These are my thoughts.
We shouldn?t let others keep us from shouting out the praise of the Lord, we also should know that the Lord will provide for us.
One day I will be home

Offline clark thompson

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 10:00:45 AM »
1 Corinthians 9:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

1 Corinthians 9:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

9 For it is written in the law of Moses, ?You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.? Is it for oxen that God is concerned?

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright ? 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

These are my thoughts.
God does care about animals but we mean so much more to Him.
One day I will be home

Offline Cariad

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 11:56:45 AM »
'For it is written in the law of Moses,
"Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox
that treadeth out the corn."
Doth God take care for oxen?'

(1 Cor. 9:9) 

Hello Clark,

This illustrates the fact that as God has taken care that the ox is adequately provided for, in that he is able to take his portion of the corn that he is treading, not muzzled to prevent him doing so  - as was the custom in the east.  So, every workman is worthy of his hire, and should have the hope of just remuneration for his efforts. Though in Paul's case he waved his rights in order to serve God, and receive the glory only He could give.

In Christ Jesus
Chris

Offline Deborah

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2018, 01:47:30 PM »
We shouldn't read this verse without the verse following - there's nothing magical or inspired about the verse divisions, and we need to follow Paul's train of thought right through.
"Surely He says this for us, doesn't He? Yes, this was written for us, because whoever ploughs and threshes should be able to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest." (verse 10)

If God is concerned for animal welfare, surely human welfare is even more important! It is perfectly reasonable that those who labour for the sake of the Gospel should receive an appropriate reward.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." (II Corinthians 12:9)

Offline Cariad

Re: 1 Cor 9
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2018, 02:45:15 PM »
Hi Deborah,

Clark is taking one verse at a time, and though it sometimes needs the one following to complete the picture of both, we have to respect his wishes.   :D

In Christ Jesus
Chris