Love people more than what you do or have.
1 Cor. 8:1-3, 9, 11-13
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend. LESSON - Paul is teaching a lesson regarding meat offered to idols. Though it was not a sin to do so, Paul had decided not to eat meat offered to idols because it bothered some of the people in the church. Paul realized an important principle regarding our influence with others. If what I do adversely affects another person’s walk with the Lord, I should not do it even if it’s not a sin. I should love that person MORE than what I do because people are more important than things.