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Thoughts for the Week





























1 Corinthians 10:29-33      Romans 13:1-2


In the first reading, Paul is giving instruction to people who were unsure what to do about food that had been offered to idols. They wanted to do the right thing spiritually, but without causing offence to the people around them.

We have similar situations, in that there are things we can easily do that hurt or offend others if we don’t take care. In our present times, we have government guidelines as to how we are to behave; do we wonder just how much we can get away with, what rules we can ignore because, maybe, no-one will know?

Paul makes it clear that the principle is respect for others, not doing anything that will cause anxiety to others. So it is for us, let’s not do anything that will cause concern to others. As Paul says, we do all things that others might be saved. Everything we do can have an impact on another’s life. It’s not our place to agree or disagree, ours is to do the right thing, for the glory of God.

We should be so rooted and grounded in Christ that our attitudes, our lives, will reflect the love of God.


Judy

Encouraging thoughts from Grace in our Greenock church:


URL: https://www.struthers-church.org/central-thought-blog


And from the Glasgow church:


URL: http://struthers-glasgow.org/thought-for-the-week





My friends have you been to the garden?

It was there that I saw Him alive

It was there He spoke peace to my storm tossed sea

It was there that He opened my eyes


Oh hallelujah, for He is alive

Glory in heaven, He is risen again

Oh hallelujah, I must sing hallelujah

In the garden He opened my eyes


It was only my name that He whispered

It was only my name, but His voice

In a moment my darkness broke into His light

And I knelt and I worshipped the Lord


Oh hallelujah, for He is alive

Glory in heaven, He is risen again

Oh hallelujah, I must sing hallelujah

In the garden He opened my eyes