MUSING – April 23 2018
O BE CAREFUL
1 Corinthians 8:8-9, 11-12
“Food will not affect our relationship with God. We are no worse off if we eat that food and no better off if we don’t. But be careful that by using your freedom you don’t somehow make a believer who is weak in faith fall into sin.
In that case, your knowledge is ruining a believer whose faith is weak, a believer for whom Christ died. When you sin against other believers in this way and harm their weak consciences, you are sinning against Christ.”
Though this warning from Paul was about eating food considered by some to be forbidden, it made me think of this children’s song:
“O be careful little hands what you doq
O be careful little hands what you do
There’s a Father up above
And He’s looking down in love
So, be careful little hands what you do”*
There are verses that cover just about any activity.
It is important to be careful how we live our lives. First of all so that we don’t wander from the path that God has laid out for us, but also do that we don’t cause others to fall from the path.
The moment that we accept Jesus as your saviour he also becomes our Lord. Which means our life is no longer our own, we belong to him. Our goal is to become like him. And others are watching. As we become imitators of Christ so will others become imitators of us. So be careful little Christian what you do.
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