F I R S T C O R I N T H I A N
In this chapter the apostle, I. Considers the case
of spiritual gifts, which were very plentifully poured out on the
Corinthian church. He considers their original, that they are from
God; their variety and use, that they were all intended for one and
the same general end, the advancement of Christianity and the
church's edification, ver.
1-11. II. He illustrates this by an allusion to a human
body, in which all the members have a mutual relation and
subserviency, and each has its proper place and use, ver. 12-26. III. He tells us that
the church is the body of Christ, and the members are variously
gifted for the benefit of the whole body, and each particular
member, ver. 27-30. And
them, IV. Closes with an exhortation to seek somewhat more
beneficial than these gifts, ver.