“All things to all men“ 1 Corinthians 9:22
This morning I had the pleasure of chatting to a lovely man, Daniel, a Moroccan based German who organises and creates events or assists in the planning and passage of treks through Africa from the North downwards. (this acquaintance may be of greater use in time to come ?) We chatted for some time, and he left with one of the 4points tracts, which I will report further on at a later date.
Apostle Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians in Chapter 9:19-23 says “ For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God , but under law towards Christ) that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I become as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
This is Paul’s use of his freedom in Christ , desiring God , Paul the servant evangelist and his written explanation is a guidance to us all, not just the Corinthians. We must carefully watch against extremes, and against relying on any thing but trust in Christ alone. It is therefore our duty to be daily evangelists, wherever we are, and to whomever, it is our responsibility. I would encourage any born-again Christian to be sharing their faith . It may seem a daunting task , however, remember that when we try in our own strength , we will undoubtedly fail, but when we come to the end of ourselves in the natural, the Holy Spirit takes over in the supernatural.
Further on in 1 Corinthians 10 : 31/33 to 11 : 1 ( the first verse of 11 is more appropriately part of the end of chapter 10 ) “ Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things , not seeking my own profit , but the profit of many, that they may be saved. Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.”