Disputes Among Christians Need To Be Settled Amongst Believers

22 Feb

1Corinthians 6:1 – 1 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?

Today too many Christians yoke themselves with people who are unbelievers.  The world encourages all people to do just that.  However, as a believer in Jesus Christ, we are children of God.  This isn’t children in the flesh, but in the spirit.

As children of God we are not suppose to selfishly only think of ourselves.  I work in the field where people are trying to work out disputes.  Today the American system is about self and greed.  This is not a good playing field for Christians to be… disputing in.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 – 14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

   “I will live with them
   and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
   and they will be my people.”

Disputes among believers need to be worked out amongst believers.  The Word of God needs to be our guide.

What does righteousness and wickedness have in common?  They’re on the opposite sides of the spectrum.  I thirst for righteousness, and our judicial system is anything but righteous at this time.  It’s a greedy free for all. 

We need to seek God and His ways.  He is the ultimate Judge in life anyway, so we better be finding truth rather than ignoring it.


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