New International Version
Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil.
King James Bible
Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
Darby Bible Translation
Let not then your good be evil spoken of;
World English Bible
Then don't let your good be slandered,
Young's Literal Translation
Let not, then, your good be evil spoken of,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let not then your good be evil spoken of - Do not make such a use of your Christian liberty as to subject the Gospel itself to reproach. Whatsoever you do, do it in such a manner, spirit, and time, as to make it productive of the greatest possible good. There are many who have such an unhappy method of doing their good acts, as not only to do little or no good by them, but a great deal of evil. It requires much prudence and watchfulness to find out the proper time of performing even a good action.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJuly 25. "He that in These Things Serveth Christ is Acceptable to God" (Rom. xiv. 18).
"He that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God" (Rom. xiv. 18). God can only use us while we are right. Satan cared far less for Peter's denial of his Master than for the use he made of it afterwards to destroy his faith. So Jesus said to him: "I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not." It was Peter's faith he attacked, and so it is our faith that Satan contests. "The trial of our faith is much more precious than gold that perisheth." Whatever else we let go let us hold steadfastly …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
The Limits of Liberty
A Summary of the Christian Life. Of Self-Denial.
Further Journeying About Galilee.
So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, "No one must know that a woman came to the threshing floor."
1 Corinthians 10:29
I am referring to the other person's conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience?
1 Corinthians 10:30
If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for?
to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
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