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1 Corinthians 6

March 12, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

18 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 6”

  1. I've alway found v.7 to be challenging:

    Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?

    Sometimes we have to just let things go and allow ourselves to be cheated. Not easy, not for the young in the Lord, but worthwhile if you can do it without ending up as a door mat.

  2. I've alway found v.7 to be challenging:

    Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?

    Sometimes we have to just let things go and allow ourselves to be cheated. Not easy, not for the young in the Lord, but worthwhile if you can do it without ending up as a door mat.

  3. Susan, I too was attending to v.7. I did some study on it and I have a better understanding of what the Apostle Paul was trying to teach the Corinthians there and us in this day. To allow myself to be wronged by a fellow Christian without pressing the issue is far better than to take the matter in front of unbelievers so that they see Christians who are not living by what they preach. That would be a dishonor to God and His working of love through us.

    1 Corinthians 13:4 says that love does not take into account a wrong suffered.

    You are so right, Susan, it is not any easy thing to do because we seem to have a need to prove we are right and we want those who have wronged us to make it right.

    I'm still studying the chapter. So much there.

  4. Susan, I too was attending to v.7. I did some study on it and I have a better understanding of what the Apostle Paul was trying to teach the Corinthians there and us in this day. To allow myself to be wronged by a fellow Christian without pressing the issue is far better than to take the matter in front of unbelievers so that they see Christians who are not living by what they preach. That would be a dishonor to God and His working of love through us.

    1 Corinthians 13:4 says that love does not take into account a wrong suffered.

    You are so right, Susan, it is not any easy thing to do because we seem to have a need to prove we are right and we want those who have wronged us to make it right.

    I'm still studying the chapter. So much there.

  5. vv. 19,20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

    I am confident in saying that most of us, I know myself, do not take this passage as seriously and completely as we should. If we really stop to think that the Holy Spirit actually resides within us. That is so very powerful. Keeping that in mind should cause us to stop and consider everything we do with our body. Even more humbling is that our bodies are not even ours. They are Christ's. He bought them with His blood. Who are we to do what we want with our bodies? It's a tremendous thought that my body is not mine, it belongs to Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit dwells inside me, to guide and lead me into truth.

    Now that's amazing and it gives us tremendous responsibility and accountability for how we take care of our bodies and what we do with them.

  6. vv. 19,20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

    I am confident in saying that most of us, I know myself, do not take this passage as seriously and completely as we should. If we really stop to think that the Holy Spirit actually resides within us. That is so very powerful. Keeping that in mind should cause us to stop and consider everything we do with our body. Even more humbling is that our bodies are not even ours. They are Christ's. He bought them with His blood. Who are we to do what we want with our bodies? It's a tremendous thought that my body is not mine, it belongs to Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit dwells inside me, to guide and lead me into truth.

    Now that's amazing and it gives us tremendous responsibility and accountability for how we take care of our bodies and what we do with them.

  7. vv 19-20 stood out to me too. I agree that we don't take them as seriously as we should.

    We are not our own we have been bought at a price. And the one who has paid the price gets ownership. Lordship means ownership.

  8. vv 19-20 stood out to me too. I agree that we don't take them as seriously as we should.

    We are not our own we have been bought at a price. And the one who has paid the price gets ownership. Lordship means ownership.

  9. Getting back to v.7. I think it can have a wider meaning than just court cases. Sometimes in the nitty gritty of life it is better to let some things go rather than make a fuss. For instance sometimes if I'm overcharged a small amount I'll just let it go and hope it is a blessing to that shop.

  10. Getting back to v.7. I think it can have a wider meaning than just court cases. Sometimes in the nitty gritty of life it is better to let some things go rather than make a fuss. For instance sometimes if I'm overcharged a small amount I'll just let it go and hope it is a blessing to that shop.

  11. v.12 Everything is permissible for me but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me but I will not be mastered by anything.

    It is not about strictly adhering to right and wrong but rather about discerning our motives, working out what God wants us invovled in and what we need to keep away from.

    I think night clubs are a good example of this. God calls some to go there and meet people who need Him. Other people should not go there at all. So it is neither right or wrong to go to night clubs. It is a matter of what is beneficial.

  12. v.12 Everything is permissible for me but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me but I will not be mastered by anything.

    It is not about strictly adhering to right and wrong but rather about discerning our motives, working out what God wants us invovled in and what we need to keep away from.

    I think night clubs are a good example of this. God calls some to go there and meet people who need Him. Other people should not go there at all. So it is neither right or wrong to go to night clubs. It is a matter of what is beneficial.

  13. v.11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

    It is all in the past tense. We were sinners but we have been washed, sanctified, justified. And while sanctification is an ongoing process we can know that right now we are in right relationship with God because of Jesus.

  14. v.11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

    It is all in the past tense. We were sinners but we have been washed, sanctified, justified. And while sanctification is an ongoing process we can know that right now we are in right relationship with God because of Jesus.

  15. v.2-3 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!

    How amazing we will judge the world, and angels. We are more competent than we realize. We have God's Spirit to guide us, his word to give us wisdom. We shouldn't fear conflict but realize that God has equipped us to handle it.

  16. v.2-3 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!

    How amazing we will judge the world, and angels. We are more competent than we realize. We have God's Spirit to guide us, his word to give us wisdom. We shouldn't fear conflict but realize that God has equipped us to handle it.

  17. v.17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

    Paul uses the imagery of sexual union to describe our relationship with God. This is a common theme throughout the Old Testament as well as in Paul's writings. Yet quite surprising to the modern mind.

  18. v.17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

    Paul uses the imagery of sexual union to describe our relationship with God. This is a common theme throughout the Old Testament as well as in Paul's writings. Yet quite surprising to the modern mind.

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