Out of love . . . because it is a rule or a man made law?
What is a “habit”?
Name a “Love”; a “Rule”; a “Permissive”; a “Stumbling Block”
Let’s take a look at some definitions from http://www.dictionary.com
“a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent,
child, or friend.”
“a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement .
“habitually or characteristically accepting or tolerant of something,
as social behavior or linguistic usage, that others might disapprove or forbid.”
Stumbling Block: “an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.”
Now let’s look at some related Scriptures . . .
1 Corinthians 10:23 (New
23 "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is
permissible"—but not everything is constructive.
Comments regarding the Scripture:
Paul desires not to create stumbling blocks out of love for another.
Paul intention is not to follow rules, but to show love for another.
Why was Paul concerned about stumbling blocks?
Do we create stumbling blocks for others?
How do you give the glory to God?
How is the Holy Spirit involved with our actions?
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