Today's Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (KJV)

Saturday, October 23, 2004

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
— 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Freedom is a wonderful gift! Freedom in Christ is greater than any other kind of freedom. God entrusts it to us. But, we don't want to use our freedom to impinge on someone else's freedom. We don't want our liberty to cause others to sin or to lose sight of Christ. So let's use our freedom wisely and redemptively!

My Prayer...

Precious God and Almighty Father, thank you for the very many gifts you have poured into my life. I want to especially thank you for my spiritual freedom. Empower me to use it to bless others and build them up, rather than bringing glory to myself. Please help me see others as the place of your work in the world. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Saturday, October 23, 2004

A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches ... never slumbers or sleeps. The LORD himself..."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"When is the Christian most liable to sleep? Is it not when his temporal circumstances are prosperous? Have you not found it so? When you had daily..."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"[Jesus said,] "The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don't make anything happen. Every word I've spoken to you is a Spirit-word, and so it is..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path."

Illustration

Illustration of 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (KJV) — All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.