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Dave Burnette's Commentary

1 Corinthians Chapter 6 


Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Paul
Date Penned: (55 AD)
Overview: Paul Addresses Church Problems (c 1-6)
Theme: Disorder in the Church (c 5-6)
Message: Things Believers Should Avoid (v 1-20)

1 Corinthians 6 Commentary

(6:1-8) Avoiding Lawsuits with Christians - In chapter 5 Paul explains what to do with open immorality in the congregation. In chapter 6 he explains how the congregation should handle smaller problems between believers.

(6:9-20) Avoiding Sexual Sin - If the Corinthian church truly realized their high calling, they would live in a completely different manner, and they would not have the problems involving lawsuits (6:7-8). Paul seized upon this opportunity to remind the Corinthian believers that their lives must change. They should not practice such evil acts because evil people cannot inherit the Kingdom of God.



Dave Burnette's Life Application

Going Against the Culture

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the book of 1st Corinthians with Chapter 6 and in our text we see Paul addressing the Church in Corinth on the issue of not suing each other and to use you body to give Glory to God. In making application we see that we are to trust God with every aspect of our lives, understanding that God knows what we need and will take care of those who come against us. Today, our culture holds little value in Biblical precepts but we, as the Church, need to hold the standard of Scriptures and trust the Lord to provide our needs and settle our differences. How about you? Do you follow Biblical standards verses the the standards of the Lord? Let us learn from our text today and the truths that Paul gives the Church at Corinth to see that we need to understand that the Lord knows what we need and will provide our needs if we have faith and seek Him.


1 Corinthians 6

1 Corinthians 6

 1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

 2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

 3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

 4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

 5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

 6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

 7Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

 8Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

 9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

 12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

 13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

 14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

 15Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

 16What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

 17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

 18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

 19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

 20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.