Let’s read 1 Corinthians 8, 9, 10, 11:1. I’m going to go “bullet point style” with my highlights todays – what are your take-a-ways here? Come on back and let’s visit!
“We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him. ” 1 Corinthians 8:2-3 NKJV
Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. Another important distinction to make, as you are a steward of the Gospel.
“And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.” 1 Corinthians 8:11-12 NKJV
Even knowledge can wound a weak conscience – wield it wisely.
I like 9:22b in the Living Bible Translation:
“Yes, whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him” 1 Corinthians 9:22b TLB
“imitate me as I imitate Christ” 1 Corinthians 11:1 NKJV
Someone is always watching – make sure your behavior sets an example of godliness for others to see.