Proper Preparation: How do I Prepare my Heart to use my Christian Freedoms?

It’s been a joy to study this familiar passage and athletic metaphor in its entire context within 1 Corinthians. I’ve been so encouraged to consider my own life and my use of Christian freedoms – both partaking and refraining – with this passage in mind.

Here, Paul encourages the Corinthians to:

1. Run to Win
2. Run with Purpose
3. Run According to the Rules

And so should we.

As we complete this chapter of 1 Corinthians, I pray you’ll take some time this week to truly consider Paul’s teaching and consider how in your own life you can best use your freedoms – whether by refraining or partaking – to remove obstacles, win people, and share in their blessing of growth in Christ.

2 Replies to “Proper Preparation: How do I Prepare my Heart to use my Christian Freedoms?”

  1. This is interesting to ponder n think about …not to be rigid in legalism but let God lead.
    It helps me consider what I believe and my relationship with others….in ways they view Christ. That I can honor Him.

  2. Thank you for the message….our concern for how our current world is part of our thinking.
    I’m reminded of a phrase “situation ethics” in the later 60s-70s that was not biblical but crept thinking and wasnt good.

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