1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (NKJV)
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's well-being.
We all live in a world where there are more things to do than what we have time for. How do you decide what's best?
A couple of days ago I talked about how a Christian is no longer under the Old Testament Law but actually under a higher law, a seemingly more difficult law, the law of Love. Although I may be free to do something, I should avoid it if it would cause another to stumble.
Today we see that law extended even further. Then we saw it applied so as to avoid harm. Today's verse takes that a step further. We prioritize what we do based on whether it helps another, whether it builds another person up. This is unselfishness.
But still, this is not the highest form of the law of Love. Jesus told us of an even higher demonstration of such Love...
Romans 5:8 (NKJV)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 15:13 (NIV)
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.