Daily Bible Podcast Day 084 – Joshua 21-22, Psalm 47, 1 Corinthians 10

January 23, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” ~1 Corinthians 10:23-24

Observation:
The comments above are made by Paul in the context of a discussion about food that is kosher for the christian and the customs of those the christian is trying to reach. Apart from sin, we are free to do anything, but we must be careful that it doesn’t cause others to stumble. We should behave to seek the good of others, not ourselves.

Application:
I wish there were more modern-day examples of how this can play out. I am obviously aware that I am permitted to eat pork, and I have a very small list of dinner companions who sacrifice food to idols. As a musician and a lover of music, this also means that I can listen to whatever music I like, but I need to be careful if it brings up things in others. I’m a little stumped about other ways I need to be careful though.

Prayer:
Father, I’ve spent some time meditating on this idea the last couple of days and I’m still a little unsure exactly what things to be careful of. Please give me wisdom in the moment to know what things to be careful of. I don’t want my freedom to cause others to stumble.

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