Mornings With God

July 14

The fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves demonstrates that you have already been defeated. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? — 1 Cor 6:7 NET

Christians ought to live together in love. They should never quarrel among themselves. They are brethren, and brother should not have strife with brother. If they have differences, they should settle them among themselves, and not go to law before unbelievers.

Paul said it was a defect in the Corinthian Christians, that they had lawsuits one with another. He intimates that they should rather take wrong, and even be defrauded, than go to law for redress.

Jesus also taught that His followers should not resist him that was evil. When one smites them on one cheek, they should turn to him the other also. Retaliation is certainly forbidden, and so is resentment.

Then we need not fear that we will go too far “in letting” people wrong us rather than go to law to get our rights. We must be very sure, however, that we do not do wrong to others. Some people are more watchful over the way others treat them than of their own treatment of others.

Mornings With God - July 14

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