Tuesday, February 14, 2023

February 14, 2023

If food was a love language, I've determined it is mine. So, when the Bible starts talking about food, my ears perk up! However, since today is Valentine's Day, I want to talk about love, but not just any kind of love, God's kind of love. Throughout the Bible, he has encouraged us to love one another. Love is sacrificial, which means we avoid certain things if they could cause a weaker Christian to stumble. Paul uses the example of food sacrificed to idols; though we know that idols do not have breath or life, the religion of that day made it a sin to eat the food presented to them. Though it might be permissible, it is not always beneficial for onlookers to see your liberty. True love considers the weakness of others and avoids becoming a stumbling block. God knows you and sees you! Make sure you exude love since you know he sees everything you do. 

But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” 1 Corinthians 8:3-4

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. 1 Corinthians 8-9

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