Category : Encouragement
Daily Bible Reading Day 243: 1 Samuel 24/1 Corinthians 5
1 Samuel 24
“When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the Lord reward you well for the way you treated me today.” 1 Samuel 4:19
David and his men were hiding in caves. Saul entered into the cave. David’s men pressured David to kill Saul. Even though Saul was terrible and had murder in his heart against David, David did what was right. Sometimes people try to convince us to seek revenge or do the opposite of what God desires. We need to do our best to honor God with our choices.
David spared Saul his life because David had great respect for him. Saul finally realized his actions were wrong. Saul asked for his descendants to be spared death. David took an oath and swore he would not harm Saul’s descendants.
1 Corinthians 5
“Get rid of old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch-as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb has been sacrificed.” 1 Corinthians 5:7
There is a fine line with calling out someone’s sin and outright judgement. Even though we all sin, we as Christians, know better. If we see someone who is a Christian and they are not repenting from their sins, we are to say something.
Paul was letting the church know, they were ignoring the sins from a person in their congregation. When it is an egregious sin, like the man who was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with his father’s wife, if people know, they must do something.
In the verse about old yeast, it refers to sin. A little bit of sin can permeate a church. Gossiping about those people is just as sinful. We are too straight to the source, try and help and leave it to them for their doing.
If we know of people who sin habitually, we should not hang out with them, because we can get caught up in their sins.