Scripture resembles a mirror

1 Corinthians Bible Background

09.03.2016 – New Testament: 1Co 13.12

To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 13 on September 3, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Most people see the perfect thing in First Corinthians 13 as Jesus or Heaven, but if you consider the whole context, you will see that Paul referred to the completion of Scripture. He ends his discussion, saying,

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known (1 Corinthians 13.12). 

At the time of the writing of First Corinthians, the Spirit had not yet completed the revealing of the written word. However, before the first century ended, He finished the word, and then we could know fully what the Lord wanted us to know.


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