But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out. Numbers 32:23 (ESV)
As stated in Galatians 6:7 what we sow we will also reap and there is no way to pull the wool over Gods eyes. Justice for your sin will ultimately come on the day of judgement or was ultimately satisfied through Jesus on the cross.
Just because Jesus has paid the price for our sin, it does not mean we can live in sin, this is wickedness and foolishness and God will not be mocked in this way. We can not hold God to ransom, he is no fool, he is God!
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, 1 Corinthians 14:33 (ESV)
This is the main point for Paul, he was dealing with a very unruly church in Corinth where there was a lack or order in the service with tongues and prophecies being said over each other which just ended up with no one benefiting as everyone tried to say their piece. James 3:16-17 paints a picture of the problems in the church at Corinth.
Instead of this our worship should reflect the nature of our God. Mayhem and confusion are not characteristic of God (but these were the traits of the false gods) and so he is not the author or cause of it in the church, the charge for this lays at our own feet, so we must abandon self centred behaviour like this.
God desires harmony, peace and order in his church for the mutual benefit of its members and for his glory, so lets reflect him in our worship.
the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 (ESV)
Understanding the background to the problems in the church at corinth will help us to put these statements from Paul into their proper context. In the Greek tradition prophecy like the ones coming from the oracle at Delphi required questions being asked to prompt the prophetic utterance. It is likely that some married Corinthian women in the church who were likely prophetesses themselves and involved in the weighing of prophesies were influenced by their surrounding culture and asked questions as part of the service.
Paul wanted to make the point that unlike the oracle at Delphi and other forms of prophecy form the ancient world, prophecy in the church did not require priming questions but was instead completely dependant on the inspiration and direction of the Holy Spirit and so addresses these women in this context in particular to ask questions at home and not to disrupt the service. So the theme of order in the service remains.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3–4 (ESV)
Paul made clear the thing of first or greatest importance is the Gospel message which he summarises here
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4 (ESV)
God is truly beautiful, just thinking about who God is as revealed in his word is so wonderful. We should stop and savour God, his word and his presence. When we stop and look to God, then when we ask him questions we get answers
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