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"Paul took up the cry of liberty and declared all meats clean
all places sacred and every act acceptable to God.
In light of our Scripture passage we see Moses having an encounter with God at the “burning bush” on Mt. Horeb. It was at this place God advised Moses to remove his shoes since he was standing on holy ground. ”Now”, you may ask, “why would God need Moses to take off his shoes? Would it really matter if Moses was shod or not?” I believe that Moses’ shoes represented the pretense of status (most folk barefooted it back then), the “security” of man-made protection, and being disconnected from the energy emanating from the Earth-in this case, God’s Energy. Moses had to “expose” a very needed and vulnerable part of himself, as well as become humble before the presence of the Divine. After which, Moses was able to connect with God.
23 “Everything is permissible”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”–but not everything is constructive. 24 Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. 25 Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, 26 for, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.” 27 If some unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience. 28 But if anyone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, both for the sake of the man who told you and for conscience’ sake– 29 the other man’s conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another’s conscience? 30 If I take part in the meal with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of something I thank God for? 31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God– 33 even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.