Scripture :

1 Corinthians 5:12

“For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?”

Observation :

Paul writes strongly against immorality within the church in 1 Corinthians chapter 5. His call is not for those within the church to be judgmental towards people outside of the church, his call is to take seriously holiness within the church. The local body of Christ is called to live set apart in 1 Corinthians and strive for unity and purity.

Application :

It should be expected that people who do not have the Spirit of God live like the world. Too often it can be easy to judge them instead of have my heart broken for them. The call of 1 Corinthians is to examine my own purity and be a light to the world around me who desperately needs Jesus. 

Prayer :

Help me Father today to not look judgmentally towards those in the world but instead break my heart for them and use me to be a light to them. Thank You for the power and truth in Your gospel.