On 13th March 2001 my life changed forever. I said my yes to following Jesus. The light went on. There was no going back. I felt like I’d found something I’d searched for my whole life, a life worth living. I was given a bible at the Alpha Course I was attending. I’d never even opened a bible before. I got home and decided I needed to find out what I could and couldn’t do, so I decided that the ten commandments was a good place to start. I thought that if I could find out the rules, I'd be nailing this Christian life thing in no time. Fast forward 17 years and I’m still not nailing it! I’ve learnt that its more about a relationship with Jesus than following a list of rules. But now when I’m unsure of whether something I want to do is right or wrong I know I have 1 Corinthians 10:31 as my filter. It says “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God”.
So when I’m faced with that question “should I or shouldn’t I?” I remember this verse and use it as a filter.
Read 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 together.
- Question 1: Are there any area’s of your life do you need to ask yourself “Can I do this to the glory of God?”
- Question 2: Is there anything in your life that could cause others to stumble?
- Question 3: How can you live in a way that shows others who God is? (You may want to look at Genesis 1:26 and Matthew 5:16 to help here)