1. Judgment within (6:1-11). Earthly possessions can cloud one’s thinking; longing for those earthly materials clouds and distorts one’s judgment. James addresses a similar situation with much harsher words (James 4:1-4), but whether the words are harsh or not so harsh, the teaching is the same: Christians are to have their minds and hopes set on higher things than of this earth (Colossians 3). As Paul is “rounding out” his rebuke in 6:9-11, he is clearly aligning such an attitude with those he mentioned in verses 9 and 10. Brethren, as was said Friday, it is so very important that we determine, individually, what is more important – that which is “mine,” or that which belongs to the Lord?
2. Joined to whom (6:12-20)? In relation to the previous point, to whom are we joined? Are we joined to those things of this world, or are we joined to Christ? That which satisfies the appetite will soon lose its flavor, and that which satisfies the desires will soon become dull – to what will we turn to then? Since the Christian has been bought with the high, royal, holy, and sinless blood of Christ, let us turn to that even now.