“Is it so that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren?” (1 Corinthians 6:5)
Wise, mature Christians are some of the greatest tools God has given us. Wise Christians can help you navigate your way through conflict, trials, and personal growth. The only thing stopping you from getting their help is accepting their help. When we open ourselves to the advice and counsel of others, we show the courage to be vulnerable that is required to become wise ourselves. We don’t improve without guidance, and conflicts sometimes require mediation. Look to your fellow saints for help. Follow the path of those who have already navigated the troubled waters you are facing.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites
Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Questions to ask:
- How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
- What are the central themes in Paul’s preaching and teaching which are being emphasized, or how are the central themes in this epistle being emphasized in today’s reading?
- How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
- What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
- How does this show the “good news” of the gospel? How can I share that with someone else?
This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul. If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: https://eastlandchristians.org/news-events/2023-vision