1 Corinthians 5:1-7 WEL It is commonly reported that there is sexual sin among you, and such sexual sin as is not even mentioned among the Gentiles that one should have his father’s wife. 2 And you are proud of this? You should have mourned instead, so that he who has done this deed might be removed from you. 3 For truly I—while absent in the body but present in spirit—have already judged, as if I were present, he who has been committing this. 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together along with my spirit and the power of the Lord Jesus Christ 5 To deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 Your rejoicing [in this] is not right. Don’t you know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7 Therefore, cleanse out this old leaven that you may be a fresh lump of dough, since you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed for us.
Sometimes named and sometimes not named
C1 Achan (See Joshua 7:10-26).
C2 King David (See 2 Samuel 12:1-14).
C3 Ananias and Sapphira (See Acts 5:1-11)
C4 Hymenaeus and Philetus (See 2 Timothy 2:16-18).
B2 Unnamed (These are people whom the writer knew. There were some that the writer probably did not know as in Proverbs 7:6-23, which I interpret as Solomon did see a young man, etc.).
C1 The prophet who confronted Jeroboam about his sin (See 1 Kings 13:11-34).
C2 The man who married his stepmother (See 1 Corinthians 5:1-7).
God knows our sin: Psalm 90:8 NLT You spread out our sins before you—our secret sins—and you see them all.
God wants people to repent, so He exposes their sins and convicts/convinces them.
B1 All to repent: 2 Peter 3:9 EMTV The Lord does not delay concerning His promise, as some reckon slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
B2 Convicts of sin: John 16:8-9 EMTV And when He comes, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me.
B3 The light exposes: John 3:19-21 EMTV And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the light, because their works were evil. For everyone that does evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God.
It’s important to know that are not to use exposure of sin
B1 Unless it is for the wellbeing of the person (so privately or 2 witnesses).
B2 Unless it is to protect the innocent, maligned, or abused, etc.
B3 Unless it is to preach the Gospel.
Exposure needs to be
B1 Done in truth
B2 Done with good motives
B3 Done with the thought that we might be guilty of the same sin
B4 Done according to God’s standard, not a church standard or a personal standard.
B5 Done in wisdom, love, and holiness.
B6 Done after prayer.
B7 Done in gentleness.
B8 Done with an approach of humility.
B1 Ecclesiastes 12:14 NRSV For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.
B2 Luke 12:2-3 NRSV Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.
B3 Jeremiah 2:22 NRSV Though you wash yourself with lye and use much soap, the stain of your guilt is still before me, says the Lord GOD.
B4 Hosea 7:2 NRSV But they do not consider that I remember all their wickedness. Now their deeds surround them, they are before my face.
B5 Romans 8:3-4 AMPC For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice], [Leviticus 7:37] 4 So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].
B6 Jesus exposes sin
C1 John 15:22 NRSV If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
C2 To Nicodemus: John 3:10-12 NRSV Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things? 11 “Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?
C3 Samaritan women: John 4:16-17 NRSV Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come back.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband‘;
C4 Woman caught in adultery: John 8:10-11 NRSV Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, sir.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.
C5 Invalid man: John 5:14 NRSV Later Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you have been made well! Do not sin any more, so that nothing worse happens to you.”
B7 Jesus’s motive: John 3:17-18 NRSV Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
A Few Thoughts About Exposing Sin
Published 19 May 20
Posted by Choco at 10:35
Labels: Exposing sin, Sin, Truth