1 Corinthians 6
1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
Paul doesn't like any matter of unrest going to the unjust = unbelievers court when the matter can be settled among themselves and the law of God.
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?
The REAL Christians will be judging every soul in the next world age, so why can't they judge a simple matter within the church.
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
This is talking about that Millennium age. It starts on the sound of the 7th trump = trump of God. Christ TRUE return. The REAL Christians = elect will even judge those fallen angels. Are you able to see the spiritual things of God compared to the carnal things of the flesh? Do you follow Christ in those spiritual things? Do you know who comes first, before that trump sounds?
4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
Paul is telling them they might as well get the most uneducated within the church to judge if they're wanting to use the courts outside of 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?
Don't you have anyone within the church that has the ability to judge fairly?
6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
They go outside the church to the worldly courts.
7 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?
When you go to the unbelievers to be judged, it will go against both of you. Keep it with the church family and the world won't gain from it.
8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
A lack of true justice will come down on the both of them in going outside the church when deciding a matter of the church. Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the Lord; And a false balance is not good.
9 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,
Why would a Christian seek justice from people that have no morals? You should know the things of God and by them also know the things of satan.
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Nor these! I Timothy 1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured person, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine: Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. But our Father has given us a way. †
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.
Where people and denominations put you in bondage about [their] beliefs, you have God's Word to follow, His laws are above humans. We know what happens in the end.
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.
Food is for the flesh, but Christ is for your soul. Your soul enters a new uncorruptible body on that 7th trump, so feed your soul. † 1 Cor. 15:39-44 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
Those of us that follow Christ follow Him into eternity. God lifts us up in Truth today and a new body tomorrow = 7th trump.
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.
These within the church of Corinth are all part of the many membered body of Christ. Should you have a part of your body going against Christ? Of course not! But we should have them come to repentance and follow Christ, leaving that world behind or they'll bring the congregation down with them.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
My mom would say, "you mess with poo and you'll get it on you." If we join the ways of the world and satan, we become one with them, but if we join The Ways of Christ, we become one with Him.
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.
Morals.......the world grows and the world throws. They reject The Truth of God and by doing so reject the morals of God. Look around today. DON'T do or think the way they do. "Flee fornication" turn to Christ The Word †
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
Repentance in The Name of our Lord, Christ Jesus Yashua brings life. Your part of the body of Christ and should stay connected to Him through His Word, your actions, your love for The Truth. The Holy Spirit will lead you along The Way.
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
We are His children, created in hopes that we love Him, that we follow Him. Ezekiel 18:23-24 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? 24 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. He loves us, He gave us The Way. Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. We are created for His pleasure. Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Let your past be your past. Study, seek the things of God and put away the world. We have been given a gift of life and The Gift to Life everlasting. We are blessed. Don't waste it!