“We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open …” (v11). With much love and compassion, Paul continued to urge the Corinthians to live wholly for the Lord, warning them against idolatry and being “unequally yoked” with unbelievers (v14). He and the other apostles had discovered that in Christ life was joyful and wide-open; while owning little, they possessed “everything” (v10) and wanted the Corinthians to experience this freedom. The only way to enjoy freedom in Christ was to reject the idols of sexual sin, wealth, image, and security.
“I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (v16). As we live faithfully as God’s people, He supplies everything we need.