Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-33 (day four)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8)
Have you noticed that the principles we have in the Bible are always the exact opposite of the ways the world teaches us? The Bible says love your enemies, the world says crush your enemies. God says it is better to give than to receive, the world says get all you can get. God says the truth will set you free, the world says tell them what they want to hear.
In our passage this week, God says seek the good of others, the world says do whatever you want to do…be happy. Paul is instructing the Corinthians to always choose to follow the Lord’s ways. If we compromise the truth of Scripture, we may lead another person astray…we may keep them from seeing an accurate picture of God. Our witness to His truth is more important than doing what we consider to be in our own interest.