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Self-Sacrificing Life

Scripture: 

“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?”

1 Corinthians 6:7 NKJV

“Even to have such lawsuits with one another is a defeat for you. Why not just accept the injustice and leave it at that? Why not let yourselves be cheated?”

1 Corinthians 6:7 NLT

 

Observation: 

Paul is teaching in this chapter how Christians should handle smaller problems between believers. He says that Christians should not have to go to the secular systems of the court to solve their issues, because we have the Holy Spirit to guide us, we have the mind of Christ, and the secular court does not. We should be able to deal with those problems ourselves.

The reason why Paul says that we should not take our disagreements to unbelievers it’s because probably they aren’t sensitive to the Christians values, and usually, the motives behind to go to judgment against each other are revenge.

 

 

Application: 

Why can’t we accept to take the suffering, the wrong, the injustice that was done to us? Maybe the love we have for each other finishes as soon as we get hurt, disappointed, cheated, or when someone took advantage over us.

But what Jesus did? Didn’t he take the suffer? Didn’t he accept the injustice brought upon him? And after all, didn’t He continue to love and forgive us? The life Jesus taught us is a self-sacrificing life.

 

 

Prayer: 

Thank you for your love and mercy, God. Teach me to be more like Jesus. Help me to accept the wrong that is done to me, instead of trying to make justice with my own hands. Help me to trust in your ways and not mine. In your name, I pray.

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