Settling Legal Disputes (verses 1-11): Paul admonishes the Corinthian believers for taking their legal disputes to secular courts. He reminds them that they will judge angels one day, so they should be able to handle disputes among themselves. Paul points out that unrighteous individuals won't inherit the kingdom of God but also reassures that such were some of the Corinthians, but they have been washed and sanctified.
Freedom and Responsibility (verses 12-14): Paul addresses the misuse of freedom, stating that not all things that are lawful are beneficial. He directs this especially at sexual immorality, emphasizing that the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and vice versa.
The Body as God's Temple (verses 15-20): The chapter closes with a profound reminder that the believer's body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it should be used to glorify God, and sexual immorality is to be avoided.
The chapter serves as a wake-up call to the Corinthians, emphasizing their spiritual identity and the responsibilities that come with it. It's a call to live in a way that's in line with their transformed status in Christ.

1 Corinthians 6

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

4  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

5  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

6  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

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8  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

14  And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15  Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

End of 1 Corinthians 6

1 Year Plan:  Jul 14 - Neh 2, Neh 3,  1 Co 6 [next day]

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