Paul did whatever he needed to do to help the people clearly see and hear the Gospel. He says in 1 Corinthians 9:22 that he has, “…become all things to all men so that by all means I might save some.” In these chapters he talks about the importance of being careful with what you eat and drink and the way you live – so as not to turn anyone away from Jesus by what we do. Like he mentioned yesterday – everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial. We as Christians need to be careful how we live because it could affect our witness. People are watching to see if Jesus has made a difference in our lives. What do people see? Are we different?
Let’s live today and every day with the kind of laser focus and drive that Paul has for the lost. Who in your circle of influence needs to know the love of Christ and hear the Good News of the Gospel. Let’s live in such a way that we don’t seek glory for ourself. Let’s live our lives to be a witness of Jesus Christ. May we live not for our own acclaim on earth, “but…do it to get a crown that will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 9:25b)