Saturday, August 18, 2012

16th C of Character

 

~Conventional

  • Living in a way accepted by most – in most ways.
  • Before thinking outside the box, try inside it!
  • The truth is strange, but Paul gave no offence.
  • Loving others includes seemly conduct (I Corinthians 13:5)!
  • If you like being weird, then limit it to your mind.
  • Convention generally means tested and proven.
  • How do you pick attire, speech, conduct, etc.?
  • The farther away from convention the more risk.
  • The farther away from convention more offence.
  • Christian liberty is true … but wisely restricted.
  • Paul was made all things to all men. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
  • Truth is strange enough… We need not add to it.
  • The more outsiders… less or more conventional?
  • It is our duty to avoid offense whenever we can.
  • If throwing out the bathwater… Save the baby!

”Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;”

1 Corinthians 13:5

“For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.”

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

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