1 Corinthians 14:26-40  Being Just and Honest

“But all things should be done decently and in order.”  Throughout this epistle it has become clear that a lack of order was one of the main problems in the Corinthian Church.  Instead of order there was division, disorderly behaviour both inside and outside the church (in sexual relationships and in their behaviour at the Lord’s table), arguments which were so strong that they had gone to a civil court of law, and an uncontrolled exhibition of speaking in tongues.  All this contrasts sharply with Paul’s main aim of building up the body of Christ by teaching the truth and bringing all people to the saving knowledge of Christ. Whenever there is truth and justice, there will always be less confusion and love then flows. Being just and honest needs to be a virtue we bring to all relationships.