1 Corinthians 6 Outline
– The redeemed will judge the world and angels (1 Corinthians 6:1-6)
– Suing your brothers in lawsuits is not an act of love (1 Corinthians 6:7-8)
– The wicked will not inherit God’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
– Don’t submit to the bodily lust (1 Corinthians 6:12-17)
– Stay away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
1 Corinthians 6 Bible Study
In 1 Corinthians 6:1-6, those who are redeemed will judge the world and angels in the afterlife. Paul reasoned that the Corinthians Christians should not let the secular judges make judgment on the disputes among the Christians if they are being prepared for a glorious destiny now. The Corinthian Christians have failed to love their brothers so far as to bringing them into the court in lawsuits. Taking legal actions against your brothers is not an action of love but of hatred and revenge. This violate the second most important commandment which is to love others as much as you love yourself (John 13:34; 1 John 4:20; Luke 6:31). Instead, they should bring the case to the church leaders and let them make the decision.
In 1 Corinthians 6:7-8, the Corinthians wanted to fight for their own rights but doing so will not give glory to God.
In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Paul rebuked the Corinthians and compared them to be sinners such as fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, abusers, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, or extortioners. All sinners will not inherit the kingdom of God no matter if they are Christian or not. Believers are washed, sanctified, and justified. Our sins are washed by the blood of Jesus so that we are now pure and blameless before God. Believers are set apart for God by the work of Jesus on the cross. We are sanctified by God’s word, faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. After our sins are washed away by the blood of Jesus, we are now justified before God.
In 1 Corinthians 6:12-17, the Corinthians sinned by thinking all things are lawful as long as their bodies crave for them. For example, you don’t have to eat after you are full. Anyone who lust for sex should go to his or her marriage partner instead of hiring a prostitute. Your body is for the Lord because it is the temple of God.
In 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, Paul warned the Corinthians to flee from sexual immorality. All kinds of sexual immorality are forbidden by God including homosexuality, incestuous relationship, sex with animals and adultery. Unlike other sins, anyone who commit sexual immorality sin against his own body. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit so you must use every body member to glorify God.