“Why, the very fact that you have lawsuits against one another is disastrous for you. Why not put up with injustice, and let yourselves be cheated? Instead, you yourselves injure and cheat your very own brothers.” —1 Corinthians 6:7-8
When Paul told the Corinthian Christians not to take each other to court, he:
- agreed that we should resolve our differences as soon as possible. Jesus Himself commanded us to lose no time in being reconciled with other Christians (Mt 5:24-25).
- stated that we should ask the Church, rather than unbelievers, to help resolve our differences (1 Cor 6:5-6).
To have the mind of Christ (see 1 Cor 2:16), we need to think of the importance of the Church, the immediate need of reconciliation, the priority of Christian brotherhood, and the commission to evangelize. Think Christian.
Prayer: Father, give me “a fresh, spiritual way of thinking” (Eph 4:23).
Promise: “You have been washed, consecrated, justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” —1 Cor 6:11
Praise: George and his roommate pray together daily.
Reference: (We offer a retreat, Healing the Broken Hearted, for the divorced and separated Sept.16-18. The Lord wants to restore your joy with His love and peace. Call 513-373-2397 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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