Thursday of the Sixth Week in Kingdomtide
1 Corinthians 6
Paul uses the image of sexual union to address the Corinthian Christians who had once surrendered their lives to Jesus, later committing fornication, along with other vices. From verse 15 Paul uses this principle: your identity is found from the one with whom you are joined. If joined to a prostitute, you are a prostitute; if joined to Christ, you are “one spirit with him.”
Clear boundaries must be set between those who live in Christ’s body, and those who do not. It is a sacrilege for those who profess oneness in Christ to settle disputes by recourse to those outside this sacred boundary.
Paul’s admonition is strong‐as strong as his love for these children begotten of him. Write down the loving and perhaps confronting words the Lord speaks to your heart.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels. During the season of Kingdomtide this year, we read 1 Corinthians.