In the latter part of 1 Corinthians 6, Paul dealt with the Corinthian brethren’s attitude toward the sexual immorality that was commonplace in their culture. He refutes some of the arguments used to excuse such behavior, ultimately bringing home the point that they ought to glorify God in the use of their body.

While the text deals primarily with sexual immorality, many of the principles taught have application in other areas. Alcohol and drug use and other addictions, even our eating habits and desire for leisure and rest, are or can be at odds with glorifying God in our body.

  1. Even if it’s “lawful,” it may not be beneficial to me.
  2. Even if it’s “lawful,” I can’t let it control me.
  3. Even if I can do something, it doesn’t mean that God designed me to do it.
  4. I am not my own, I belong to God.