1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 Reading the Passage

Imitate Christ – 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1

10 (23) Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive. (24) No one should demand his own rights, but should seek the good of others. (25) Eat whatever is sold in the marketplace, without questioning it because of your conscience; (26) for “the earth and all that it contains belongs to the Lord.” (27) If any of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you want to go, eat whatever is set before you without questioning it because of your conscience. (28) But if some Christian brother says to you, “This meat has been offered as a sacrifice,” do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. (29) Now when I speak of conscience I am not referring to your conscience, but the other’s conscience; for why should my liberty be judged by someone else’s conscience? (30) If I partake of a meal with thanksgiving, why should I be denounced because of something for which I give thanks? (31) So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (32) Cause no offense to the Jews or the Greeks or to the church of God—(33) just as I try to please everyone in every way; not seeking my own benefit, but the benefit of the many, so that they may be saved. 11 (1) Follow my example, just as I follow the example of Christ.

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