All for God’s glory!
Scripture reading for July 18th: 1st Corinthians 10, Psalm 143, Proverb 19
Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 10:31-33 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.”
Paul ministered in a culture where there were Jews and Gentiles and those in the new church that had come out of both backgrounds. There were idol temples that some in the church had belonged to and food sold in the marketplace that came from sacrifices to the idols. Although he had liberty in Christ and prayed over his food, asking God to sanctify it, he was still careful not to cause others to stumble. This again was love for God and others.
Faith Confession: Lord, give me discernment in this pagan culture to know how to reach those caught up in it without compromising my walk with You. I trust the Holy Spirit to guide me each day.
Proverbs 19:17 “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed.”