How do you make decisions about what you will eat or drink or about what you will wear? Our culture tells us, “If it feels good do it! It’s your right! It’s your freedom!” But making decisions based only on our personal happiness can harm others. And that would be foolish.
Paul sees the Corinthian Christians living like that. They were eating at pagan festivals in front of new Christians who were trying to separate from their old, pagan way of life. Therefore, Paul says that we need to think about how our decisions affect others, especially fellow Christians. God’s wisdom calls to use our freedom in Christ to serve and love others.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 8-10