We have to act like family. All families have problems. Some can be extremely serious. But, because we are family, we have to learn to work our issues out among ourselves. We need not air our dirty laundry to the world. I am a lawyer. I am not saying the legal system is wrong. The Bible simply says that as believers, we should do everything in our power to solve our disputes in a manner consistent with family. Once again, God’s way is completely counter culture. We have to live selflessly and walk consistently in a manner worthy of God’s call.
If we do, we can be assured that God will honor us and make us whole—‘cause that’s what Dad’s do!
God Bless You
1 If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 2 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6 But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!
7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already.