2 To the 1achurch of God which is 2in bCorinth, 3to those who have been 4csanctified 5in Christ Jesus, the 6dcalled saints, 7with all those who 8ecall upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, who is 9ftheirs and ours:
29 Christ as the all-inclusive One belongs to all believers. He is our allotted portion given to us by God (Col. 1:12). The apostle added this special phrase at the end of this verse to stress the crucial fact that Christ is the unique center of all believers in whatever place or situation. In this Epistle the apostle's intention was to solve the problems among the saints in Corinth. For all the problems, especially the matter of division, the only solution is the all-inclusive Christ. We have all been called into the fellowship of, the participation in, Him (v. 9). All believers should be focused on Him, not being distracted by any gifted person, any overstressed doctrine, or any particular practice.