Flee sexual immorality!
Scripture reading for July 14th: 1st Corinthians 6
Paul used his letter to the Corinthians to answer questions about how believers should handle different problems. One issue that Paul was concerned about was lawsuits between believers. Paul reminded the church that they should not take their problems before unbelievers, but deal with disputes themselves. “Do you not know that the saints 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!” (1st Corinthians 6:2-3) Believers should work things out! Paul stated the incredible responsibility that the Church will enjoy later. We will be involved with the judgment of the world as well as angels!
Paul added a warning concerning immorality. “Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, now adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards, nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were.”
Today’s culture in America has now embraced sexual immorality and our Supreme Court made gay marriage legal across the land. Television and movies regularly show immoral sexual behavior as entertainment and some Christians regularly watch it. Pornography is available to most! But God’s Word clearly states that no sexually immoral person will inherit the Kingdom of God! Some of Paul’s recipients were in that lifestyle, but they were delivered through faith in Christ! Christ’s sacrifice of His body and blood can deliver anyone who will repent and give them access to God’s kingdom and family! Share this good news!