Tuesday, February 24, 2009

1 Corinthians, Chapter 8

It is hard to find a context in today's world for 1 Corinthians 8. Sacrificing food to idols is not exactly something that is commonplace in today's society. If anything, this short chapter has a point of expressing that something as simple as food cannot affect our relationship with God.

8But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do. – 1 Corinthians 8:8

It is almost like Paul is saying that food is simply food. I can picture him as frustrated because he was putting out another petty argument that took the focus off of Christ. Food cannot affect our relationship with our Savior. If we fall into the trap of believing that it affects us that is where we stumble. When we get sidetracked on silly little arguments like that it is where we find the roadblock to our faith.

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