Monday, March 21, 2011

1 Corinthians 6:4 (NLT)
If you have legal disputes about such matters, why go to outside judges who are not respected by the church?
1 Corinthians 6:6 (NLT)
But instead, one believer sues another-right in front of unbelievers!

- This is another statement that shows that the oft-idealized image of the "saintly" First Century church is inaccurate. Even today various Christian groups or denominations will sue one another in court, producing much a lot of media attention.

1 Corinthians 6:12 (NLT)
You say, "I am allowed to do anything"-but not everything is good for you. And even though "I am allowed to do anything," I must not become a slave to anything.

- Apparently some were twisting the gospel of grace into a licence for indulging themselves in spiritually unhealthy behaviour. Paul confronts this just as boldly as he does other abuses of God's love.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, [20] for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

- If there were ever a positive motivation for taking care of our health, eating and exercising wisely and living a physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy life, there it is.

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