Thursday, October 25, 2012

All things are lawful but not all things are beneficial

 Part of my preaching last night, suring our mid-week fellowship  .

1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power (enslaved by, addicted to, brought under the control) of any.”

When Paul said, “…all things are lawful for me” That is what he was saying. He was simply acknowledging that when a matter is not clearly defined as right or wrong, A Christian could possibly do such a thing and it would not be sin. But the gauge that Paul applied to such things was whether or not it would bring about a wholesome conclusion in a believers life. See, you can’t judge a situation by where it is at, but where it will take you. Whatever it may be does it glorify the Lord Jesus, does it Glorify God.

As we are ambassadors and representatives of Christ, everything we do will be seen by others as a reflection of Christ and will bring either glory to Christ or criticism of Him, the Church and body of Christ.