Day 52~ 1 Cor. 13-15
What are your thoughts on spiritual gifts and women speaking in the church?
These topics can make for some interesting discussions! Thank goodness I have my commentary that helps me process a little of what I am reading! For example, 14:34, “women should remain silent in the churches”, can be a very upsetting verse for an opinionated woman such as myself! hahaha
However, again, I am reminded to always read scripture in context! My commentary reminded me of what was said earlier in chapter 11. “Paul does not altogether forbid women to speak in church (11:5). What he is forbidding is the disorderly speaking indicated in these verse.” Oh, yeah! Chapter 11 did talk about women praying and prophesying in the church body. This is another example of how good it is to read straight through a letter (like our 90 day plan) to get the full thoughts of the writer!
On another note, a verse that stuck out to me in reading chapter 15 was, verse 2, “By the gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.”
What do you think of the word “if” ???😳