“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
King James Version (KJV)
Bendito Palavra's comment on 2020-08-08 14:49:37:
Paul is telling us to grow up. He told the Corinthians in chapter 3 that they were babes and could not handle meaningful doctrine while they were still carnally minded. Then in chapter 12 their self serving focus on the gifts was actually hindering the intended use of them which is to build up the body of Christ. He then shows them the better, mature way which is charity.
Charity is essentially what Jesus commanded in John 13:34-35, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
Also in John 15:12-13, "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (Which incidentally points to the Cross.)
Ephesians 4:11-16 gives a fuller development of this necessary work of edifying the body, that we henceforth be no more children...
Mishael's comment on 2020-08-08 13:25:48:
Which chapter and verse? Have you found the Commentary Box on this website? You can use it for any Verse you are searching.
Sophia's comment on 2020-08-08 07:31:48:
What is 1 Corinthians vs 3 meaning or saying to me ?
Adam's comment on 2020-05-27 20:18:24:
Are there particular Bible stories you find hard to believe that you'd like to share? I myself have had obstacles with some stories in the past until I became aware of a new piece of information previously overlooked that explains it, which may include scientific data. If there could be another perspective that explains the difficulty would you be open to hearing it?
meade's comment on 2020-05-27 17:35:26:
certain stories in the bible as some things we are told as children are believed, but as we grow into adulthood many of those beliefs wither and die in the cauldron of critical reasoning
Kevin Agee's comment on 2015-03-26 00:45:17:
Is this passage really all that complicated? Well, maby not so. Keeping the parabolic context in place, the content in and of itself is cautionary a "yield sign " if you will. There will always come the Godly revelation to progress from the dependence of fleshy provisions to dependence of spiritual enlightenment.
Mr.William Brooks's comment on 2015-01-20 16:18:39:
Its saying to me... 2 Me!!! We all are blind to who he is GOD His son Jesus Christ like children to Santa Claus... When I was blind to the truth I spoke as a child acted as a child and even thought as one... Now that I 'm born again and know who our Lord and Savior is I became a Man Put my sinful ways behind me... Alot of us grown folks are still children because we haven 't learned the basic instructions before we leave earth... We All Are GODS Children
Olabode's comment on 2014-08-07 04:05:48:
Before i encounter Christ, my knowledge about him is limited. But now i am rooted him, there are something i was doing then that i cannot do now.
Eric Trent's comment on 2013-11-09 19:09:28:
That we no longer need to be as babes on the sincere milk of the word but that we need to grow up and die to self and our way of thinking.
John Smith's comment on 2013-05-14 04:35:24:
This means when I was a babe in Christ It was obvious by my actions but now that I am a mature Christian and understand the word of God I act like it. My actions should show my maturity. This can fit both the natural person and the spiritual.
Georgia's comment on 2012-10-08 12:21:13:
Ayanda Dube's comment on 2012-09-10 12:04:27:
Learn it, live it, love it.
Alexander Christian's comment on 2011-08-23 16:04:19:
Very well, that means NO that abominable creature in the Kingdom of Heaven.