Sometimes I read a scripture passage and know deep inside how it applies to my life. The psalmist proclaims, “O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8). That is an invitation to experience the goodness of God’s Love.
Other times, however, a scripture passage can leave me scratching my head in wonder, “How does that apply to life?”
The scripture passage we will hear this week (1 Corinthians 8:1-13) falls into the latter category. “Now concerning food sacrificed to idols…” (1 Corinthians 8:1). While the question of whether to eat food sacrificed to idols may have been a major issue for the Christians in Corinth, it is not an issue for me. To my knowledge, I have never eaten a hamburger sacrificed to Zeus or Athena. Why should I care about that?
Yet Paul’s response to this seemingly irrelevant issue is deeply relevant to life in 2020. It goes to the heart of what it means to be a Christian and to live together in the community called “the church.”
Join us this week as we gather to worship and remember what the church looks like when it is living at its best – its very best.