1 Corinthians 9:16-22
16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me.
18 What is my reward then? [Verily] that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
19 For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
In the name of tolerance our society has totally given over to the pressures of carnality. We are seeing the cancel culture, which are the minority of Americans, making the decision for the majority. In their eyes we must conform to their ideology of worldly thinking and reasoning or you will be shamed and labeled a bigot or a racist. That mentality is painting with a broad brush. Just because I'm not willing to concede my convictions to your way of life doesn’t make me a bigot or a racist. My convictions are deeply rooted and were settled through God's Word. What differentiates me form the cancel culture is I am willing to step into your world with my convictions and offer hope… however, you refuse to give what you are demanding from others.
In the text, Paul doesn’t mind being a servant, he doesn’t mind to be thought of as weak… his concern is offering the gospel to all people. Paul never compromised his convictions yet he never missed an opportunity to present the gospel to all men. May God help us to be like-minded as Paul and seize the opportunity to share the gospel.