Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
SUNDAY JANUARY 09, 2022
BEFORE ACTING CONSIDER OTHERS
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 8:4-13
MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend” (1 CORINTHIANS 8:13).
A driver who is experienced, but always claims he is right all the time, without taking into consideration that there are amateur drivers on the highway to bear with, would soon cause an avoidable fatal accident because of his rigidity.
Christianity calls for forfeiture of our rights at times so that we can carry everybody along in the house of God. Hence, it is better to deny yourself of personal pleasure than to cause others to sin.
‘Action speaks louder than words,’ so says the adage. It simply means our ways of life can easily affect others positively or negatively because they are like a mirror before them.
Christian liberty must be tailored towards God’s overall objective, which is to portray true godliness in Christ Jesus. In our Christian walk, we must not mislead others.
Apostle Paul enjoined the church under his leadership to follow him, even as he was a follower of Christ. Let this be our watchword, so that we can be channels of blessings to others, and not barriers.
QUOTE: Action speaks louder than words.
CHALLENGE: Be a channel of blessing to others.
PRAYER: Lord, make me to live for Your glory from day to day.