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1 Corinthians 10:33 – That they may be saved

19-08-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet

According as I also am pleasing all in all things, not seeking my won expedience, but that of the many that they may be saved.

This verse is a more or less summarizing conclusion of the previous chapters. Paul gladly gave up his personal interests when others were saved by it. Of course he knew that GOD is the Savior of all people, but he also knew … “especially of believers” (1 Tim. 4:10). Believers are the ones who may already believe this today. In the verse above it is also about “being saved” in the present tense. That is, people’s eyes are opened today to the Gospel of the glory of Christ (2 Cor. 4: 4). So that darkness gives way to Light. And blinding transforms into insight and overview. That is “being saved” in the present tense.

Paul adjusted his lifestyle “in all things”. He waived financial compensation for his work. He left meat when the consumption of it was a stumbling block for some. He also took his audience into account in the way he communicated. He spoke differently on the Areopagus than in the synagogue. But in the end the content of his message was always the same: the one living GOD and the Christ raised from the dead!