Thursday, March 14, 2013
Living in Corinth
In Bible study we are doing Corinthians.
In Corinthians Paul is replying to a church in Corinth regarding a situation that seems to be creating conflict in the church.
This particular problem that he addresses has to do with a man who is currently living with his dead fathers' wife. (I assume it is his stepmother.)
Can you say "Scandal!!!"
And as Paul is replying to the church he gives them such good advice, some of his own thinking and some straight from God. Not only does Paul address that particular topic but he moves right into marriage, and greed, and prostitutes.
Hardly boring, right?
But as we read it, I began to realize that any situation we can think of is covered in
the bible and it tells us how God wants us to address it.
The bible truly is an instruction booklet for us if we would just take the time to read it.
Also, as we were talking about all the stuff that was going on back then it was easy to see that the same kind of stuff happens now, everyday, only we have grown so "use" to it, that it has become acceptable.
Over time we have stopped seeing things as black or white, meaning right and wrong here, but everything falls into a gray area that no one wants to define as right or wrong.
Do we really believe that this is acceptable to God?
There are still so many wonderful things about our world. But we have to wonder how long we can continue in this direction?