Thursday, July 17, 2014

A little update on whats going on july 17 2014

Hello thought I would give you a little bit of an update as to what is going on in my neck of the woods. As you know i received an awesome gift for fathers day, which was my ukulele. I am working hard to learn how to play it and attempting to learn many different gospel songs with it as well. I still think about my blog and all of you readers on a regular basis and do have some bible studies I am working on to get published here as well. but my life kinda has been flipped on its head a bit as well in that I loose track of time rather easily and I hurt my back at work in the last week as well. it hurts to sit, it hurts to stand and to even lay flat for more than a few moments at a time. i promise to have something available soon for you to read again. until then, hope to hear from you in some way or another ~B

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Why freedom can hurt spirituality of others

1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2 Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 3 But whoever loves God is known by God. 4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. 7 But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. 8 But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do. 9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. 10 For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? 11 So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. 12 When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13 Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall. - 1Corinthians 8:1-13 (NIV)
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