What do Paul's questions teach us?
- Believers shouldn't sue one another. Rather than take a brother or sister to court, work it out in front of another Christian guiding you. Or, better yet, be content with simply suffering a wrong.
- People who do evil deeds are not citizens of the kingdom. Disqualifying acts include sexual immorality, idolatry, stealing, greediness, and drunk partying. This would be very bad news except that...
- Jesus Christ works transformation (real change) in the lives of believers. Even if you were guilty in the past of some of those evil deeds, Christ can work a change in your heart that makes you into a different person - and able to be saved.
- What we do with our bodies is important. Some people think that any physical sins we commit are not that important because - hey - it's just the flesh not the spirit. But Paul stresses that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. It's not okay, therefore, to commit fornication with our bodies. There is a real spiritual dimension to what we do in the flesh.