1 Corinthians 8
(1-13) Food Offered to Idols
Above knowledge, love must reign in the hearts and lives and actions of those who follow Jesus the Christ. When we love God and love others, we are known by God.
Paul addresses a concern that some Corinthian Christians had. They thought that if they ate food which was offered to idols, they would be defiled. Mature Christians know that idols have no real existence; therefore, they have no power over us or over food. There is only one God and one Lord, from whom all things come and for whom all things are. The food we do or do not eat has no impact on our standing before God. Christians who have and understand this knowledge should be aware of those Christians with weaker consciences, and not engage in any behavior that would cause them to stumble.
Favorite verse: (6) Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.