Introduction to Chapter 11
Thoughts for Today:In Chapter Seven, Paul answered the Corinthians questions about marriage. In Chapters Eight, Nine and Ten he answered questions regarding Christian liberty. In Chapter eleven, Paul will now begin to deal with the other questions they had written to him about.
It would almost seem as if someone had asked, "Do you mean that God is concerned with trivial things like the clothes a woman wears or a man's hairstyle? Surely God is bigger than those issues." Yet the Bible tells us in Matthew 10:30: "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." So it would seem as if He is aware of even the tiniest details of our lives.
Turn on the television, open today's newspaper, or look at the latest magazine headlines, and you will find we all have a great interest in the latest fashion trends -- both clothing and hairstyles. No single item takes up more reporting space than how we look to one another. Is it any wonder that God might have a thing or two to say about these and other related topics?
Questions to Ponder:Do you think there is anything we do that is not in God's sight? Is He pleased with how you conduct yourself in public as well as in private? What about your appearance? The way you worship? Is there room for improvement? Read on for more insight into what pleases God.