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Monday, December 10, 2007

1 Corinthians Worldly vs. Godly

The other day I was reading through First Corinthians and studying character issues. Here is what I came up with on the negative and positive side.

WORLDLY MAN

Mere men 3:3
Jealous 3:3
Quarreling 3:3
World wise 3:18
Boasting 3:21
Pride 4:6
Arrogant 4:19
Talkers 4:19
Sexually immoral 5:1
Malice/wickedness 5:8
Greedy, swindlers, idolaters 5:10
Slanderer, drunkard 5:11
Cheat, wrong 6:7
Adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals 6:9
Thieves 6:10

GODLY MAN

Servant 3:5
Fool 3:18
Trusted 4:1
Fruitful 4:2
Innocent 4:4
Description of what happens 4:10-13
Work hard
Show kindness
Bless others
Endure hardship
Way of life and teaching agree 4:17
Doers with power 4:20
Love and gentle spirit 4:21
Sincerity and truth 5:8
Peaceful 7:15

2 Comments:

Anonymous Art said...

Dave,

Great food for thought. Today many may wonder what exactly this term "worldly" refers to as it is not a top 10 subject for most teachers. Francis Schaeffer said that "To accomodate to the world spirit about us in our age is the most gross form of worldliness in the proper definition of the word." To compromise your faith with the world system is to value something of this world more than we value the Savior. "Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." 1John 2:15-16.

Of course the tricky part is being open enough to the Lord to let him show you and convict you of what you've made an idol! How can we do that better?

Art

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:21:00 PM

 
Blogger davidfuquay said...

Titus 2:11 says "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
15 These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you."
As I see it, its the grace of God first, then the focus of futrue hope second. That is how we reject worldliness and embrace Godliness.

The Holy Bible: New International Version. electronic ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S. Tit 2:11-15

Friday, December 14, 2007 10:59:00 AM

 

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