A Verse for Meditation

Torah ScrollGod is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 ESV

This verse is part of a greeting written by the apostle Paul to the church in Corinth. Read the verses that precede this verse in order to see the context of this statement:

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:4-8 ESV

  • For what does Paul give thanks when he thinks of the Corinthians?
  • What has grown out of their relationship with Christ as they learn the truth of God’s good news in Christ?
  • What does Paul think the Corinthian Christians are waiting for?
  • How does today’s verse support their expectations?
  • Some commentators say, “God is faithful; mankind is unfaithful. How does that understanding explain the importance of the promise Paul sends to this new church?
  • How does your own experience as a Christian compare to the experience of the church members at Corinth? In what way does today’s verse support your own needs and expectations as a Christian?