1 Corinthians 6:7 | August 14

1 Corinthians 6:7

7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?

Whether they win or lose their case, it is already an utter failure. No one wins in the long run.  Plus, this church has failed in other ways.  In chapter five, they ignored the sin of fornication, and in fact, boasted, but now they are going to court on lesser charges.

Why do you not rather accept wrong? It is not that we should roll over and passively accept being wronged, but we do need to think it through.  What will fighting back do to our testimony for Jesus Christ? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? He’s probably writing rhetorically.  Even Paul appealed to Caesar (Acts 25:11).

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