1 Corinthians 3
It hit me as I finished reading this just how basic Paul’s approach was to correcting disunity. He confronts them. He speaks rather clearly about their current condition. He boasts in God. He warns them. He points them to things beyond this world!
As I began reading I thought to myself/I prayed that I would not be fleshly. This scares me because they didn’t see this in themselves nor would I see it in myself. We need each other….we need “Chloe’s people” seeing this and going to Paul about it.
We need then a Paul to confront us. Isn’t it uncommon to see this happen? Do we as believers not LONG FOR our brothers and sisters in Christ to help us see these fleshly things in our lives? Do we not want to be rid of them? If only there were some courageous and godly people in our lives to do what Paul does here.
As I think back to times when I grew the most it was a time when I was confronted on a regular basis by brothers who loved me enough to correct me. What’s happened in the church that we don’t want anyone telling us what to do?
I wonder how Paul would describe the church in our day? He seems pretty hard with his words about people in the church who are dealing with some jealousy and strife. If that were the only things to be addressed in our day!
I am nothing but all things belong to me and I belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God and that is enough!