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2Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.

 

Verse two is the true beginning of chapter 11. The first 16 verses deal with roles in worship, especially the role of women in worship. The overarching idea is that a woman finds freedom in her femininity. When she functions as if masculine, she delimits the core of her being.

2Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things

Paul commended the Corinthians for their constant remembrance of his ministry. He labored there for one-and-a-half years. This was not flattery but genuine appreciation.

and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.

“Traditions” is teaching passed along to the Corinthians from Paul. Some of it was revelation from God and some was sensible advice. Paul commended the Corinthian church for keeping the traditions. They held fast to Paul’s teaching according to a prescribed standard.

PRINCIPLE:

The Bible is a book of prescribed standards.

APPLICATION:

Living by the Book is to live by principles and standards of life. Many Christians today are ignorant of the Bible and therefore they are devoid of principles for living. 

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