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1 Corinthians 5:5
Hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
St. Paul had been alerted to the fact that there was rampant immorality in the Church at Corinth. The man mentioned in verse one had been sexually active with his mother! The Apostle told the church to hand him over to the enemy in order to save him for eternity.
Whenever you hear of something that is mentioned in the Bible that you initially push back on, remember, “It Could Be Worse!” In this case Paul said, “Turn this man over to the devil so he learns his lesson and is ready for change.” Sometimes, when we gloss over sin we are actually saying to that individual, “I really don’t care about your eternal soul.” Surely that can’t be the case with people who are “All In” with Jesus. We must get involved with people’s messes. Not in a meddling way, but in a redemptive way. If we don’t, “It Could Get Worse!”
Help me love people in their mess. I don’t want them to be lost eternally. Amen