Bible Bites

Bible Bites

One Spirit With Him

“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)

            This is a radical statement.  It is a reminder that our claim to be Christians is, in fact, a claim upon Christ – it is more than transactional; it is relational.  To be a Christian is to be intimately connected to Christ.  The choices we make affect Him as the choices He makes affect us.  Our lives are intertwined with the King.  Our faithfulness (or lack thereof) has an impact upon the work of His kingdom as well as the sorrows and joys of His heart.

            Why should we flee immorality?  Because if we cannot fathom Jesus embracing sin, we ought to be repulsed by the thought of us embracing it, too.

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Questions to ask:

  1. How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
  2. 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?
  3. How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
  4. What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
  5. 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: