Do Everything To The Glory Of God

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.  (I Corinthians 10:31) 

In this text, Paul summarized his response to the question about eating foods offered as a pagan sacrifice.  All Christian behavior should be to the glory of God.  Whatever we do, we should be governed by our love and devotion to God.  If something is not against the law of God, we should not mind partaking in it to keep from offending another brother or sister.  If we do not want to partake in it, surely we should not condemn others.  Paul continues in verse 32 by saying that we should seek not to offend the Jew, the Gentile or the Church of God.  We should avoid behavior that would cause others to stumble. Even though there was nothing wrong with the eating of meats that had been offered to idols, Paul says that if it would cause my brother to stumble, “I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.”   (I Corinthians 8:13 NASB)  We must have this attitude in the Church of today.  We must be mindful not to cause our brother to stumble.  Whatever actions we take, even though we may have the liberty to do so, should not be done so as not to cause another to stumble.  We do so because we live to God.  We do so because we are committed to God.  We do so because we do everything to the glory of God.

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