May this freedom not be a stumbling block for the weak

In Christ we are free, but that freedom has a warning, and is that we can not use that freedom as an excuse to do whatever we want.

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

1 Corinthians 8:9 (KJV)

In this verse the apostle Paul is speaking to those people who had superior knowledge in the Corinthians, asking them not to use that great knowledge to be a stumbling block to the weak in the house of the Lord.

Paul gives the example of eating meat, that if it is a stumbling block for your brother to see you eat meat, then don’t eat it in front of them, and this applies in many areas, in which we can show maturity in front of our brothers who they do not yet have the ability to understand certain mysteries.

If we belong to those in the church who are more mature, we must demonstrate this by being able to cope with those who are still babies in faith.

So, beloved brother, that the superior knowledge that the Lord has given us, do not be a reason for pretending, to believe that we are above the rest. Let us remember that God looks at the proud from afar, and at the humble from close-up.

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