"All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful” (v23). Paul was clear that meat offered to idols wasn’t inherently dangerous; believers could freely buy it in the marketplace (v25). However, they should avoid “participating with demons”: they should not join in with those who were eating the meat to honor idols (v20,28). Believers had “liberty” in terms of their consciences (v29), but they were responsible to act in way that communicated faithfulness to Jesus in the sight of others.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (v31). Rather than prioritizing our own preferences or comfort, we are called to consider God’s glory and the well-being of others.