Why ask the unrighteous to judge between believers?

1 Corinthians Bible Background

08.24.2017 – New Testament: 1Co 6.9–10

To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 6 on August 24, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Some of the saints in the Corinthian church were suing one another, but Paul shamed them for doing so because they set up the unrighteous to judge among the righteous. He reminded them,

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6.9–10). 

If you and a brother in Christ have an issue, do you want people who live in the sins that Paul listed, to judge between you and your brother?


  • How have you handled secular disagreements between yourself and another Christian?
  • Have you helped settle a dispute between believers?

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