Under Gods Command

1 Corinthians 10:23-24 “Everything is permissible” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

Sometimes it’s hard to know when to defer to weaker believers. Paul gives a simple rule of thumb to help in making the decision; we should be sensitive and gracious. The goal here is not a general sensitivity that worries about what others might possible think. Rather, it is a genuine awareness of others, and a willingness to limit what we do when there is a real possibility of misunderstanding and offense, some actions may not be wrong, but they may not be in the best interest of others.

Lets Bring it Home: We have freedom in Christ, but we shouldn’t exercise our freedom at the cost of hurting a Christian Brother or Sister. We are not to consider only ourselves, but we must also consider the needs and perspectives of others. When we love others, our freedom should be less important to us than strengthening the faith of a brother or sister in Christ.

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