1 Corinthians 11:17-22
Now in this that I declare to you I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.…
I. ARE A SERIOUS EVIL.
1. They hinder prosperity.
2. Demoralise many.
3. Occasion reproach.
4. Dishonour Christ.
II. OUGHT NOT TO EXCITE SURPRISE. Because offences must come —
1. Through the imperfections of humanity.
2. The instigation of Satan.
III. ARE OVERRULED BY GOD, as a test of the faith, purity, steadfastness of those who are approved before God.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.