In this passage, Paul is stating that even though we have the freedom to do and say as we please, we should be mindful of our actions because they can and will be seen by those we have influence on. This is important especially to those that are new in the faith. All of our actions are used to glorify God.
This is important especially to those that are new in the faith. All of our actions are used to glorify God. Even the things that we eat and drink are considered as such. We can not let the things that we might find to be ok cause our brothers and sisters to stumble.
Moving forward, we should have a "Christ-minded' attitude when it comes to our everyday lives. We need to be considerate of the struggles of the people who surround us and try not to cause them to stumble and instead be ready to pick them up.
Lord, I ask for greater self discernment when it comes to the words that come out of my mouth and actions I commit on a day to day basis. God I pray that I become more aware of my surroundings and the spiritual and physical struggles of the people who I am around so that I may not be a instrument to greater temptations in their lives.
Author | Sam Carroll