1 Corinthians 8:9

1 Corinthians 8:9

But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak.
1 Corinthians 8:9

Part of being a Christian is concern for our spiritual brothers and sisters. We should be encouraging each other and helping one another along our paths. We shouldn’t want to in any way hinder the walk of another believer.

Yet that’s what we can do when we flaunt our liberty in front of others. Maybe we don’t have a problem with drinking or certain TV shows or movies, but those might cause difficulties in the lives of others, so we should be careful about how we talk about these things whether face-to-face or on social media.

Paul, who wrote 1 Corinthians, said in 8:11, could that liberty cause a weak brother to perish, a weak brother for whom Christ died? We might not stumble someone to the point of death, but we might hinder their Christian walk for a stretch of time.

The apostle Paul said he’d never eat meat again, whether offered to idols or not, if it stumbled his brother (1 Corinthians 8:13). Do we have the same concern for our brothers and sisters in Christ?

Pastor Ron Kitchell