Posts Tagged ‘Authority’

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Under Cover of Authority

I’d rather be under His authority than my own!

Paul’s message to us today concerns a physical expression of spiritual authority. His teachings here fly in the face of our 21st century “liberation” attitude, BUT they still represent God’s desires for us eternally. Let’s see how we can apply Paul’s meaning even if we don’t still display his practices in dress.

The first thing Paul says in today’s reading is a commendation to the church in Corinth. They “maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you” (verse 2b). He has modeled these traditions for and spoken of them to the church when he was with them initially. These were NOT commandments from God on how men and women should dress for all eternity. Instead they were a representation of a spiritual concept that does stand the test of time and comes directly from God. Read more »