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July 1, 2017

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Reading along with us in 1 Corinthians? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Corinthians 6 (ESV)

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! 4 So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, 6 but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? 7 To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? 8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers!… Continue Reading

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  1. Interesting that angels are mentioned once again in v3. We will judge them, so aren’t we then equipped to judge disputes in the church rather than bringing them to the worldly courts. And isn’t it a good thing that we were washed, sanctified and justified in Christ? That in Him, the old has gone and the new has come?

    And verses 19 and 20 get me every am I treating the Holy Spirit’s temple? Where am I bringing Him and what am I exposing Him to? I am not my own…I have been bought with a price. Oh to act more like that!

  2. An admonition to be ambassadors of reconciliation inside the body of Christ, where the Holy Spirit and the word of God are parties in any dispute or division. How terrible a thing it is when an unrighteous judge is given authority to judge a dispute between brothers and sisters in Christ.

    Lest anyone think this protects abusers from justice, Paul and the other writers of the New Testament teach us to respect and honor governing authorities whose role is to exact justice for those who do evil.

    Also in Chapter 6 is the reminder that our bodies are not our own, and that we are actually united with Christ as one: “But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)

    Anything I partake in with any part of my body (including my speech!) OR mind (my thoughts!), I partake in with the Lord, because I am the “temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19). “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)

  3. I am reading along here in Chapter 6, but I find that I am spending so much time in Revelation that I really don’t want to take the time to make elaborate comments on 1 Corinthians. I thought I could do both. :/

    1. No elaborate comments needed, Amy! Thank you for checking in each day and encouraging me and others who need to see examples of faithfulness. Believe me, it shows in your life.

      1. Thanks, Michelle! After leading a study in 1 Corinthians, I know that I have a lot of insights and notes that I could go dig into and share from, but it just takes a lot of time! ONE BIG BLESSING of planning these studies consistently has been an increased interest in reading the Bible. I have to say that Revelation is so very, very amazing…..I spend the weekends listening to J Vernon McGee in my spare time and I just bought his books on Daniel and Revelation.

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