Sin against your brother (1 Corinthians 8:12)

"Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ." - 1 Corinthians 8:12

I just think its interesting how much we're responsible for the success and failure of our brothers. It's so counter culture.

But we are a community, God intended for us to support and love one another. To keep each other from falling. We have an immense amount of freedom in the Lord but the one time we are called to bridle our freedom is in a situation where it may cause another to stumble.

We have an awesome God. And an amazing call from Him to live different than the world around us. Life isn't about number one (ourselves). Life is about God and His kingdom. His kingdom is everything He effectually rules. All of His followers are a part of His kingdom and it is our job to love, encourage, and build up those followers so as to strengthen and grow His kingdom.

Don't sin against Christ - don't sin against your brother. Enjoy your freedom, but first build the kingdom.