Key Words: Dare any of you ... go to law before the unjust
The church at Corinth was losing its testimony in the city. Not only did the unsaved know about the immorality in the congregation; but they were also aware of the lawsuits involving members of the church. In essence the church at Corinth had a...
Poor testimony (verse 1), and
They had not lived up to their position in Christ (verse 4).
It’s better to be defrauded than sue (verse 7).
They were failing to consider the Lord (verses 6 – 20).
In a San Diego courtroom two men were on trial for robbery. A witness to the crime was being examined by the prosecuting attorney when he asked the following sequence of questions. “Were you at the scene when the robbery took place?” “Yes,” was the reply. “And did you observe the two robbers?” Again, the witness nodded, “Yes.” The attorney then turned up the heat of his intensity and boomed out his last question. “Are these two men present in court today?” There was no need for the witness to answer, because the two defendants raised their hands. Although these two crooks might seem a little confused, they do represent a good spiritual truth. We start our journey toward God when we confess our sins and acknowledge our guilt.
This is something the church at Corinth was not willing to do. What a shame!
What to do:
✞ Remember, you can win the battle but lose the war: your testimony.
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