The power of one

Paul is very wise in dealing with the Corinthians.  He knows that people are not the same–not by creation or experience.  He knows that “one size fits all” is a lie.  So, he teaches them the principle of love ( vs 1)  and then simply declares his own decision.  “Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again!” (1 Corinthians 8:13)  He is speaking for himself, not telling them what to do.  One person can be a great influence for good.  Trying to convince or control others is sometimes less productive than just deciding for yourself and having the courage to speak up.  “As for me and my house. . .” said Joshua.  I wonder what our church would be like if we had more of Paul’s wisdom– prayerful enough to decide. . . humble enough to decide for ourselves. . . connected enough( and courageous enough) to declare it.  We have a congregational meeting on Sunday night.  Please pray for me to have Paul’s wisdom.  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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