3.18.17 – 1 Cor 6:7a

We live in a very litigious society. Everybody is suing everybody for anything under the sun. We have countless TV programs where we can tune in to watch people suing another. It is quite literally a spectacle.
In 1 Corinthians 6 Paul speaks to the Corinthian church asking the question, “why are you suing one another before a non-Christian court?” The broader question here is, why are you suing one another at all? This is something we too should ponder. From a point of context, there’s a lot that goes into this consideration. However, in it’s simplest form Paul is asking, why aren’t you as Christians, working through this on your own? Why are we so quick to pull the trigger on litigation when more times than not, the only ones who win are the lawyers?
I’m blessed to work for a company that is doing exactly what Paul is asking us to do, The Good Contractors List. As part of our service, if a problem arises, we provide free mediation between our contractors and homeowners. Our goal in this process is to bring the two back together, not to further divide them. I’m proud that we work to restore these relationships. Many times the impasse is something small that escalated quickly. This happens in our own lives all of the time. What Paul is asking us to consider and act on, is our compassion and thoughtful reasoning in working through issues with our fellow man. As Christians, if we can’t do this who will? 1 Corinthians 6:7a – To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you