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<< Tuesday, September 10, 1996 >>
 
1 Corinthians 6:1-11
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Psalm 149 Luke 6:12-19
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SUING AND REAPING

 
"Why, the very fact that you have lawsuits against one another is disastrous for you." —1 Corinthians 6:7
 

The Lord reveals in the Bible that it is disastrous for Christians to sue Christians. This results in injuring and cheating those who may have injured and cheated us (1 Cor 6:8). Suing other Christians can make us unholy and deprive us from inheriting God's kingdom, even though we have been "washed, consecrated, justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God" (1 Cor 6:11). Even if we have a just lawsuit, it's better to "put up with injustice" and let ourselves be cheated rather than sue a Christian (1 Cor 6:7; see also Mt 5:39ff). This applies to suing any Christians, including those as worldly as were the Corinthians.

Like the Corinthians, Christians today don't pay much attention to the Biblical prohibition against suing Christians. How many Christians do you know who refuse to take another person to court because that person is a Christian? But haven't we seen the Bible proven true as Christians today are subjected to disaster after disaster? Haven't we also seen masses of Christians become more and more unholy rather than holy? The Bible has once again been proven true, and the "better ideas" of our culture have again failed. The wisdom of God is not the same as the wisdom of this age (1 Cor 2:6ff). Live by God's wisdom. Live the Bible.

 
Prayer: Father, may I obey 1 Corinthians 6, and not be trapped by the blind spots of our culture (see 2 Cor 4:4).
Promise: "Indeed, the whole crowd was trying to touch Him because power went out from Him which cured all." —Lk 6:18-19
Praise: When Vern was robbed by a "friend," he tried to settle with the robber out of court (see Mt 5:25).
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert J. Buschmiller, January 29, 1996
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 5, 1996
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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