In 1 Corinthians 10 Paul begins by pointing to Israel in Moses’ time as an example for the believers at Corinth. He writes in verse 11, “Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.” Paul exhorts them to learn from the mistakes of the past as all followers of Christ should as we read the word of God. Yes there is great temptation in the world, but Paul says that God will enable His people the ability to escape and endure the temptation.  Paul also returns to the subject of using Christian liberty.  He tells them, “let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor.”  If I knowingly do something that would injure my neighbor’s conscience then I have sinned against him.  Paul sums up this section with the words of verse 31, “Whether then you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”  Lord, help me consider what would glorify You in every situation and grant me the grace to glorify You.

– Bryan McKenzie

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