Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-33 (day five)
“Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.” 8: 13
At the heart of Paul’s teaching/writing in chapter eight are significant questions he proposes to the church in Corinth. “Am I causing others to stumble?” “Am I communicating love with actions and attitudes?”
Let me suggest some other good questions to help with discernment:
Which is more important, my knowledge of God, or His knowledge of me?
Does my behavior bring others closer to God?
Do my attitudes and actions strengthen the faith of Christians?
Are people glad to have met me?
Is my knowledge of God balanced with love for others?
“When a Christian’s knowledge is radiated and released by love, he is clearly demonstrating that he knows God and that God knows him, i.e. that there is a deepening personal relationship between the two.”- David Prior