If wee’re going to live in order to please God we’ve got to take our cues from Him – from the Bible – and not from the culture around us.
The Corinthian church thought they were pretty smart. Paul knocks them down a few notches in this chapter, pointing out that they really don’t know very much. He asks them the question “Do you not know?” six times in the chapter’s 20 verses. Let’s be sure to learn these lessons so that we can be a spiritually intelligent church.
The moral standards of the world we live in are not exceedingly high. The standards of the Bible are clearly much more rigid than the standards of the world. How are we to respond as a church when standards are blatantly violated? In this chapter Paul begins to deal with the some of the flagrant sexual sin in Corinth and offers some helpful counsel for those times when sexual sin begins to corrupt the church.
Because the subject of sexual sin is currently devastating the church, it seems there are a lot of things recently appearing on the web. For more on this subject I highly recommend the following: