No Line Too Thin…

56/100 #SoWillI #Inspired

I have been bombarded by so many questions on whether it is right for Christians to do certain things. Should a Christian watch horror movies? Is it right for Christians to celebrate Halloween? Should a Christian take alcohol? Is it right for a Christian to bet? Should a Christian go to work on Sunday? Is it right for a Christian to be on instagram? Should a Christian eat meat? Is it right for a Christian to use a surrogate? The list is endless: probably you have your own list of questions, and have spent so much time on such debates than on what Christians are actually commanded to do in the Bible.

Concerning such questions, I always respond in two ways. First, I believe that God speaks. The closer you are to Him, the clearer His voice is. I remember a friend sharing how God directs her on everything! Well, she admitted that she did not always obey, but she clearly heard God’s direction. Even on matters that appear small and petty like, don’t use that money on junk food. Don’t buy that dress. Don’t save that number. At first I thought she was being too extra, but I realized that it is true. If you want Gods daily direction on everything, just stay close to Him. So when it comes to questions on what is right or wrong for a Christian, you have the privilege of getting direction from the author and finisher of our faith.

Secondly, I question the motive of the questions. Many times we seek validation from people who commit the same sin so that we find courage to keep sinning. For example, it is very clear what the Bible says about sexual purity. However, it only takes one person to ask, ‘Is it wrong for a Christian to watch pornography”, for a dozen others to come and justify why it is very right. They will even squeeze in some scriptures to make it appear less sinful. Seeking validation to sin. For someone who is not keen on their walk with God, it is easy to be swayed. We all know that God does not contradict His Word. He is not an author of confusion. He has never edited the Bible to be more likable by a certain generation. He may instruct you to do something that doesn’t make sense, like He instructed Noah. But it won’t be against His word. We don’t need validation from the world, we are already validated by Jesus’ work on the cross.

Gods word cuts deep. Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” No line is too thin to confuse the Holy Spirit. No situation is too deep that cannot be answered through God’s word.

Our Christian duty is not to win arguments or to appear cool. Our duty is to love God with all our hearts minds and souls and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Once we use our energy on doing these, we will automatically lean to what is right. We will see things as black and white.. no grey area. No line too thin.

– Selah

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