Love Others To God

October 7th, 2022

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

What motivates you? I recently went to the doctor for my yearly exam. When my blood work came back, my cholesterol was a bit high and my glucose level was borderline. I decided to go on a new eating and exercise regimen. My blood test became a motivator for me to get healthier.

The church at Corinth was having a problem. Leftover meat from animal sacrifices was sold in the marketplace. Some in the church felt eating that meat was like condoning idol worship, while others thought it was just meat and had no issue with consuming it. For Paul, “An idol is nothing at all in the world” (v. 4) and “There is no God but one” (v. 4). However, he reminded the Corinthians that those who are spiritually mature must show godly love and understanding to those who might be in a different place on their spiritual journey.

Those who belong to God have a responsibility to reflect His loving character. Today, may God’s love compel (motivate) us to embody His character in our daily lives and love others with a Christlike love through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Author: Mike Wonch

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