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Topic: 1 Corinthians 10:23, 24
1 Corinthians 10:23, 24 (NKJ) All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify ("house-builder; architecture"). Let no one seek his own, but each one the others well-being.
Everything is right for me to do in public, but not all things profit or contribute to others. Everything is right for me to do in public, but not all things prompt Christian wisdom, affection, grace, virtue, holiness or blessedness. (build the character of others; be their 'architect') Let no one seek your owh architecture, but strive to be the 'architect' to others.
We are the church's 'builders'. We are the 'architects' of the church. We, each individual Believer, give the church, as the whole body of Christ, it's character. That's our responsibility. And it all starts by building up the character of the one who stands beside us. We are to embolden, restore, repair and rebuild each other. We are to build each other up, not tear each other down. We are to strengthen each others 'character' so as to show proof that we are the body of Christ....and hold the charcter of Jesus.
Father, make me just one of Your church architects! Show me how to build my fellow Believer up in every truthful way. Make me Your architect, Father.