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,  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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