“But if anyone should say, ‘This is meat sacrificed to idols’ do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience sake” (the other man’s)– 1 Corinthians 10:28. Paul has clearly declared the freedom that comes from knowledge. (cf chapter 8) Now he declares the limitations that come from love. Love is always measured by loss. A mother loses sleep because her child is sick. A believer loses the freedom to act or think certain things because others are watching and may be harmed by the example. Love motivates both. The clearest picture of love is the life/death of Christ. “He emptied himself. . .and became obedient to death, even death on the cross.” (Philippians 2:7-8) If He was willing to serve us in this way, it is impossible for us to call ourselves His followers and “refuse to lose” in service to others. Friend, what are you prepared to lose for the sake of love?