1 Corinthians 16:7

7 I don't want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.

1 Corinthians 16:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:7

For I will not see you now by the way
Just to look upon them, and be gone, be like a wayfaring man that tarries but for a night:

but I trust to tarry a while with you;
the whole winter season:

if the Lord permit;
submitting all to the will of God, at whose sovereign disposal he always was, and at whose beck and command he desired to be, and to do nothing, or be any where, but what was agreeable to the will of God.

1 Corinthians 16:7 In-Context

5 I will come to you after I pass through Macedonia-for I will be traveling through Macedonia-
6 and perhaps I will remain with you, or even spend the winter, that you may send me on my way wherever I go.
7 I don't want to see you now just in passing, for I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows.
8 But I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost,
9 because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me-yet many oppose me.