Paul summarises his thoughts at the end of this section on food sacrificed to idols. What strikes you as applicable to your life today?
“Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.”
Again Paul hammers home the other-centered nature of life in Jesus.
To the people around us, making decisions to put aside our own rights as God’s people to help them.
And, the OTHER-centered aspect,
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Because He is our center, our foundation, we are to have our lives built on Him and Him alone!
And so the actions of working for the good of our neighbor and not our own bring glory to God.
This is a good thing! An encouraging thing, and sometimes a convicting exhortation for us.
* Father God,
Thank You for Jesus, who shows us how to live as Your people.
Please help us be more and more like Him, each day.
We love You Father God, thank You for Your love and faithfulness.