TUESDAY April 17, 2018
Seeking the Well Being of Others
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being.
1 Corinthians 10:23-24
Understand, Christians have freedoms in life, but they should take into account not to do things that will make others stumble. Christians need to be responsible. It is so simple. Yet, they often go back into bondage to things in the world. We all have freedoms but we do not do those things because we do not want to be disqualified.
Christians get disqualified because of their failure to listen to what God has spoken to their hearts. They need to keep check of their liberties. If they cause others to stumble guess what happens? God cannot use their lives; they are cut short of His intended plan for them.
Here is the important key to the issue of our Christian freedoms. Paul tells us, if you really love your brother and people in the Church then do not stumble them. In Philippians 2:4 Paul told believers: Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Paul points us to Christ as our example of selflessness:
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men
Are you more concerned with your own interests and freedoms than the well being of others?
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
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