1 Corinthians chapter 6 Part 1

1 Corinthians chapter 6  verse 1

Lawsuits Discouraged
1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbour, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints? 1 Corinthians 6:1 NASB

How do we start interpreting this verse as it is rather negative; One person takes another person to court inside the same Christian community.  Then again, we shouldn’t be surprised as at the beginning of 1 Corinthians we had the idolizing of one church leader over another.  The Corinthians are at it again and they need to be reminded of their A,B C’s.   So, I have to say there is a positive in this verse if we look carefully.

The second part of this verse makes a distinction between the Saints and the unrighteous.  Let us interrogate the word saint and the word unrighteous.

What does saint mean?

It means holy one.

What does holy mean?

If something is Holy, it is set apart for God’s service.

So, Saint Paul is saying that the Corinthians are saints and because of this they are set apart for God’s service.

What does righteous mean?

It means a person who is in a state of right doing.

What does unrighteous mean?

This is the opposite.

It means a person who is in a state of wrongdoing in God’s eyes.

I think this interrogation was necessary and we will continue a little deeper tomorrow.

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