God Bless America! May our country support Israel, and may we continue to see God’s blessings showered upon us.
The moral climate in Corinth was not good. The apostle Paul knew the church was influenced by the debauchery around them (Romans 1:21-32,written from Corinth). The church was impressed by signs and wonders, and the external qualities of eloquence and superior wisdom. This is much the way we find the church today.
Paul sought to amend this by his visits and letters. He writes to them about the grace of God and the glory of the new covenant. He guides this wayward church in how to handle the Scriptures and how to deal with suffering.