1 Corinthians 10
For the third time, Paul told the Corinthians that “all things are lawful” (v 23).
We, as Christ-followers, are free. We have the “right” to do any number of things. There are activities and actions which are “lawful” for us.
The question, according to Paul, was not – “Is it lawful?”
The question was – “Is it helpful?” “Does it build our brother up?”
In any given situation where I may have the right to do something or, in my flesh, I want to respond a certain way – I must ask myself:
👉 Am I seeking my own good or the good of my neighbor (v 24)?
👉 Am I seeking what benefits me or what benefits many (v 33)?
The world says, “Love yourself.”
The Word says, “Love your neighbor.”
Lord, help us to love like you.