It probably comes at no surprise to students of the Bible that people from Adam and Eve on, liked to play God and rationalize their behaviors.
Today we hear of individuals talking about philosophies of unlimited personal freedom. Women say they have a right to do as they wish with their bodies, regarding abortion. Some claim no one has the right to tell them that same sex relationships are wrong or promiscuity is a problem. Drug users say they should be allowed to use drugs as part of their personal freedom. Professing Christians may even believe that they can live with some of these views.
This philosophy of it’s my life and I’ll do what I want is no different than what existed within the Corinthian church during the life of Paul.
Paul uses sexual immortality to make his point about not being a slave to anything. He includes idol worshipers, adulterers, homosexuals, male prostitues, thieves, greedy people, drunkard or those who are abusive and cheaters. All of these behaviors he would say would get into the way of a right relationship with the Lord.
God gives us the freedom to choose, “Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. And even though I am allowed to do anything I must not become a slave to anything.” 1 Cor. 6:12.
Are the choices we made today like what we read or watched building us up or tearing us down? Are the messages of those programs glorifying our God and sending a good message? Did we set standards for ourselves or do we accept the Hollywood storylines?
We need to free our enslaved bodies and minds so that we hear God’s calling. Can you hear Him?