3.10.17 – 1 Cor 5:6

I often speak of what I call God’s Humor. One such example is the correlation of certain illness and unaddressed sin in the church. Recently our office has received a visit from the virus that causes “pink eye”. Someone’s child contracted it, then her mother got it, then another co-worker and now the zombie apocalypse has began, well not quite but you get the point. Viruses are relentless and can spread like wildfire if precautions aren’t taken to prevent them.
Paul addresses the issue of sin in the Corinthian church by pointing out that those who are allowing it to continue are just as guilty. Unaddressed sin becomes acceptable behavior in a blink of an eye. Just look at what we now tolerate and accept that even ten years ago was completely unacceptable. The sin is bad enough but the sin of one man compared to the complacent unwillingness to address it by the body, is more harmful. As Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. Not much to add to this other than we all have a responsibility in this. 1 Corinthians 5:6 – Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?