Bible.com Keep The Feast, day 16
I Corinthians 10
“All things are lawful”, but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful”, but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
I Corinthians 10:23-24
Jacob steals his brother's birthright and blessing. The Israelite patriarchs sold their brother into slavery. Reuben defiles his father's marriage bed; Judah neglects his daughter-in-law and consorts with prostitutes. Moses commits murder, and argues with God against his own calling. The Israelites of the Exodus forget God and go after idols. Aaron gives way to peer pressure and makes those idols. Solomon is seduced away from God by his many concubines. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day preferred their earthly prestige to Christ's salvation. The crowds stone Stephen and Saul holds coats. What are we choosing instead of God today?
What sin will the LORD not hold against us?
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
By faith we choose God, choose to follow God, choose to “be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 10:25). Because God “had provided something better for us” (Hebrews 10:40).