The Church in Corinth was grappling with something no Church wants to contend with…the matter of Church Discipline. But Paul not only reminded them that the purpose of Church Discipline was to restore not destroy the individual, but exhorted them to be extremely careful not to give Satan any kind of victory in the matter. How? The Church could chose to neglect the need for discipline altogether…brushing the matter under the carpet and turning a blind eye to the allegations…or it could choose to discipline harshly and then shun and ostracize the person they had supposedly “forgiven”. Both would add up to a victory for Satan and more unrest within the Church body.