Thursday, July 28, 2005

Lawsuits against believers

There are lawsuits every where in this litigious country. But let it never be amongst the brethren. In 1 Corinthians 6:1-8, the Holy Spirit, through the Apostle Paul declares:

When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? But you yourselves wrong and defraud even your own brothers!"

Beloved, let us rather suffer wrong. Let us rather be defrauded then let contempt come to Jesus' name. As Christ was crucified unjustly, suffering all manner of wrong, by the hands of wicked men, surly we can put up with a few misgivings can't we? What about true persecution? What about death?

Dear God I hope and pray.


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