This idea that we should “be concerned for the benefit of others,” is at the heart of the “golden rule.” It is a curious thing that happens when people are freed & left to their own devices. They often times practice the very subjugation that they held in such disgust. The measure of the godly isn’t about gaining power but whether it’s usage is in line with God’s character. What God has done with his power has always been beneficial for all parties. Whether it was & will be the destruction of a people to stop them from racking up more moral debt as creatures, or shedding his own blood so that we might have a way out of our debtors prison in hell… God models the behavior of seeking our benefit. He does this because he loves us. As an infinite being to a finite creature, he has nothing to gain from it that effects his identity except the loss of it if his behavior was inconsistent. If we do not filter all through his lens & style of benevolence, our good actions will become worthless.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:23-33
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts