This is such a depressing passage.
Chapter 5: a guy is sleeping with his stepmom and the church is rejoicing in how tolerant they are.
Chapter 6: church members are suing one another and dismissing the Christian sexual ethic.
Chapter 7: people are perverting marriage, sexuality, and singleness.
What a depressing passage.
But it's in there. And I'm grateful that it's in there. Because what that means is that God loves us so much that He's not going to leave our sin unaddressed. He will deal with our junk. How we respond to Him is on us. But He's so gracious to us, so kind, so loving that He's not going to let us continue on the spiral of suicidal sin without shouting out to us, convincing us of its wrong and His right.
Boy, do we need some more of that today.
And just in case you're wondering what His response is when we turn in repentance to Him:
6.11 - And such WERE some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
That can become a washed, sanctified, justified past. Amen.