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3.31.17 – 1 Cor 8:13

In a world where whatever feels good is becoming acceptable what are you doing to tip the scales back the other way? Our culture is looking more and more like Rome’s before the fall. At that point in time, some Christians deemed unbiblical behavior acceptable. Paul’s letters to the various churches point this out very plainly. Today, all we have to do is take a quick glance, possibly in our bathroom mirrors, and we can see this happening again.
What is our responsibility to ourselves and others? No one leads a perfect sinless life. The battle begins anew each and everyday and our response to culture not only sets a course for our life but also for those around us. One of my favorite analogies for this is that in all things we have a choice to be the thermostat or the thermometer. The thermostat sets/controls the temperature of the room. The thermometer follows the temperature of the room. Which one are you?
We have an obligation to honor God in all we do, not only for our own good but for the good of those who are watching.
1 Corinthians 8:13 – Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.