1 Corinthians 7-10 (The Daily Walk Bible).

Why should we care about food that is offered to idols? Because Paul teaches us some important lessons regarding our Christian freedom. We should be willing to give up something that is permissible for us if, by engaging in it, we will cause someone else to falter in their walk with God.

1 Corinthians 8:13 “If what I eat is going to make another Christian sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live — for I don’t want to make another Christian stumble.”

1 Corinthians 10:32-33 “Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God. That is the plan I follow, too. I try to please everyone in everything I do, I don’t just do what I like or what is best for me, but what is best for them so they may be saved.”

And in chapter 7 Paul reminds us that it’s okay to be single! Why do I mention that? Because we tend to treat marriage as the right, proper, and best thing for everyone. In truth, Paul teaches that we can serve God more easily by being single. The “weak” brothers and sisters are the ones who have to get married in order to keep from sexual immorality. In truth, that’s most of us!

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