Somebody Loves You - April 18, 2018

WEDNESDAY April 18, 2018

Without Question

"Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.”
1 Corinthians 10:25-26

Paul, through God’s wisdom, solved a big problem in the church of Corinth. What was the problem? Paul told the believers to eat meat from the market and ask no questions about whether it was offered to idols or not. Why? Because then they could eat with a clear conscience. Paul brought in the Scriptures to back up what he was saying. He quoted from Psalm 24:1: The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness…

In Romans 14:6, Paul explains to us further: He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. There is no bondage in Christ, whether a person eats or doesn’t eat it is about their own personal conscience before the Lord.

Once again, Paul addressed the issues of not having to abstain from certain foods. He warned, through the Spirit of God, that in the last days, there would be those, who would depart from the faith. They would teach others to abstain from marriage and certain foods.  They had a seared conscience. He corrected their erroneous doctrine by saying: 

…God created [every creature] to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
(1 Timothy 4:4).

Legalism is self-righteousness. It is the belief that God is satisfied with our attempt to obey a moral code.
~Erwin W. Lutzer~

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