11/09/2010

5 Rules for Life Together in Christ

The apostle Paul's 5 guidelines on how to best use our Christian freedom (1 Cor. 10:31-11:1):
  1. Do all for the glory of God (31) - not insisting on my freedom.
  2. Try to please everyone in every way (33) - not claiming my rights.
  3. Seek the good of many (33) - not my benefit or fulfillment.
  4. Seek that many may be saved (33) - not be preoccupied with myself.
  5. Follow the example of Christ (11:1) - not concerned about my reputation.
1 Cor. 10:31-11:1 (NIV) says, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— 33 even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."

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