John Mowat follows Paul’s argument to the Christians in Corinth. Paul takes considerable pains to demonstrate the right of those preaching the Gospel to be paid. Then, he proves that he fully qualifies to have that right. Having done so, he explains why he refuses to demand that right. He rejects his right in order to make the free Gospel freely available to all. In view of this example, he urges the Corinthian believers not to insist on their own rights, when doing so might throw a stumbling block in the way of weaker new Christians or those who are searching but not there yet.