Just got done catching up on this week’s Bible reading and realized that in 1 Corinthians, Paul really sheds some significant light on this issue.
1Cr 6:1 “If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints?”
By this we learn that Paul commands us to hold our own court in the Church. It is a disgrace, according to the Apostle, for believers to go to law before unbelievers to sue each other and such.
1Cr 6:2 “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?”
Paul informs us that we will one day rule and reign with Christ as co-regents with Him (Rev. 20:6). This being the case, we need to recognize our own authority to judge minor infractions amongst ourselves. The subject discussed in the last two verses could be expanded into an entire volume, but that is not happening here. I am merely laying the foundation for the big idea that Paul is pointing us to. It is found in the next verse:
1Cr 6:3 “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!”
We are going to judge angels? You mean like the holy angels that stand before God’s throne in heaven? You mean like the destroying angel that killed 185,000 soldiers in one night? (2kings19:35)
Say whaaa?? That’s exactly what he said! Now notice the powerfully packed statement that unfolds next. “How much more the things of this life.” I think it is safe to conclude that we, as Christians have every right to be, should be, and better be involved in the government of this world. We are going to be the government in the millennial age to come! Don’t stand idly by while the wicked rule the world; be salt and light, spread your political wings and give them a try. After all you need to get used to standing for truth and righteousness and morality, you’re going to be doing just that for at least a thousand years after Jesus Christ comes back!
See Psalm 2