THE STORY OF JESUS: 1 Corinthians 6-8
“When you sin against them… you sin against Christ.” (1 Corinthians 8:12)
Paul is writing to new Jesus followers in Corinth who asked for advice.
God inspires Paul to give them Jesus-shaped advice.
Jesus is the measuring stick for what they should do.
Paul is doing here what we need to do with issues facing us today.
How does belonging to Jesus and being led by His Spirit shape what we do?
We need to see the connection between our behaviours, and Jesus.
We are not just looking for commands to obey, but the Spirit of His way.
His concern for others, His willingness to suffer to bless others.
Are we seeking our own benefit, or are we seeking the well-being of others?
The Spirit of Jesus will challenge your natural response to others.
You will not use or abuse them, you will not sin against them.
As Jesus followers we know that what we do to others, we do to Jesus.
What issues are you facing, and how might Jesus respond to them?
The Spirit of Jesus is our helper, He will show a Jesus-shaped response.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, thank You for inspiring Paul to take his issues captive to You. Help me to do the same as I face challenging issues of my own.