1 Corinthians 8:9-12 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. 12 When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
We often go about our daily decisions, actions and lives without second thought of how this might impact one another in the church. But, our daily lives (or one can say daily “lifestyle”) can be more impactful to others than what we might “say.” As we can see here, by what others “see” in us or by our example, we can cause harm or even to the extent become a stumbling block, which can destroy their faith. Let us be careful with how we live our daily lives. Let us be considerate of how our daily lives matter before the Lord and impact others.
Reflection/Prayer: Are there lifestyle patterns or habits that might be hindering or harmful to others around you? Let’s stop whatever may be causing harm and confess the ways we may need to change before the Lord. Let’s pray that there will be “more of Jesus and less of me” as we sing along with this song, “More Like Jesus” (click here) by Kristian Stanfill.