Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Luke-Settle it

  Luke 12:57  Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?   This can be understood in our dealings with others over disputes. Also, it can apply to discerning that the time is short and we need to get right with God.
Luke 12:58  When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. Luke 12:59  I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.   Settle disputes before going to court.   1 Cor 6:1  Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
1 Cor 6:2  Do 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?
1 Cor 6:3  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
1 Cor 6:4  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
1 Cor 6:5  I 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?
1 Cor 6:6  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
1 Cor 6:7  Now 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?
1 Cor 6:8  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
Who knows, you may receive an ungodly judge and be sent to prison. In the eternal perspective, we are to get our lives right before Jesus returns. First we are to receive him as Lord and savior, then when he comes we will be received by him as his beloved. If we trust in our own works, when he comes we will not be received and be as an infidel. Be wise and settle things now.

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