Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday, August 9th: Ezra 8:21-9:15, 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, Psalm 31:1-8, Proverbs 21:1-2 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Ezra 8:21-9:15, 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, Psalm 31:1-8, Proverbs 21:1-2 

1 Corinthians: 9 When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. 10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that. 11 I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer[j]yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.
12 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.
We are to react very differently to sin in unbelievers vs believers.  Sin is still sin, but for a believer to live in sin, purposefully and unrepentantly, is not something we can be quiet about.  "Judge not" does not apply here. This is not a popular passage, but it is an important one.  We cannot be passive about sin within our own lives or within the church. 

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