Posts Tagged ‘Sexual sin’

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 You Are The Temple

Treat God’s temple with care

Paul begins his focus on sexual behavior of the believer. The Corinthian church was taking the “All things are lawful for me” route to mean anything goes. This is probably why they were so willing to ignore the sin of the man who had his father’s wife. To them nothing was off limits.

Paul starts out small with his instructions regarding sexual behavior, just like he did with lawsuits. “’All things are lawful for me,’ but not all things are helpful. ‘All things are lawful for me,’ but I will not be dominated by anything” (verse 12).

My bible helps tell me that Paul put the quotations on the sayings of the Corinthians. This blanket statement had clauses and qualifiers that this group needed, as well as us today. Read more »