Paul continues with with his argument from chapter 8 about our personal rights as believers must be subordinated to the larger commitment not to cause another believer to stumble. Paul gives personal examples of his giving up his own rights for the sake of others. Paul had never pressed his rights nor was he seeking to do so. Rather, he was illustrating the importance of giving up one’s rights for the sake of others. Paul’s satisfaction came from preaching the gospel without charging anyone. Paul’s example is the way we should be willing to give up our rights out of consideration for others. Folks, we must take our lifestyle and behavior seriously, and submit to the daily discipline of obeying God. As believers, we must engage in real obedience to God rather than going through the motions, that we will not fall away into sin.