Tag: Proverbs 9:1-3
Scripture reading for July 19th: 1st Corinthians 10
Key scriptures for over-comers: 1st Corinthians 10:31-33 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God–even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many that they may be saved.”
Over-comers want everyone else to over-come too and bring glory to Christ and God. Believers choose to limit their liberties for the sake of other’s consciences. It is all about love and doing what is truly loving towards others of different ethnic groups or even holding slightly different doctrine concerning what is right or wrong in areas that are debatable. This would include the eating of certain foods or drinking of certain drinks as well as the source of where these came from in the pagan culture. Saving as many as possible is the goal of Christ’s ministers and His own heart!
Observations for over-comers: Reaching people with the gospel of Christ is the main thing. Over-comers must not become legalistic or distracted by petty issues in reaching all people! “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her maids, and she calls from the highest point of the city.” (Proverbs 9:1-3)