Going to Law Before Unbelievers
1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to the law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2#Mt 19:28; Da 7:22Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more the things that pertain to this life? 4#1Co 5:12If then you have judgments dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint as judges those who are least esteemed in the church? 5#1Co 4:14; 15:34I speak to your shame. Is it true that there is not even one wise man among you who shall be able to judge between his brothers? 6But brother goes to the law against brother, and before unbelievers, at that.
7#Pr 20:22; 1Pe 3:9Now therefore it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? 8#1Th 4:6But you yourselves do wrong and defraud, and do this to your brothers. 9#1Co 15:50; 1Ti 1:9–10Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, 10#1Co 5:11nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11#1Co 1:2; Ac 22:16; Ro 8:30Such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, and you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus by the Spirit of our God.
Glorify God in Your Body
12“All things are lawful to me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be brought under the power of anything. 13#Mt 15:17; 1Co 6:15“Food is for the belly, and the belly is for food,” but God will destroy both of them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body. 14#Ac 2:24; Eph 1:19–20God has raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His own power. 15#Ro 12:5; 1Co 12:27Do you not know that your bodies are the parts of Christ? Shall I then take the parts of Christ and make them the parts of a harlot? God forbid! 16#Ge 2:24; Eph 5:31What? Do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”#Ge 2:24. 17#Jn 17:21–23But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.
18#Heb 13:4; 2Co 12:21Escape from sexual immorality. Every sin that a man commits is outside the body. But he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19#1Co 3:16; Jn 2:21What? Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God, and that you are not your own? 20#1Co 7:23; Ac 20:28; Ro 12:1You were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.