‘”Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.’
(1 Cor. 10:23-24)
There is great freedom in life for the Christian. Most of the rules and regulations we’ve heard are from the teachings and customs of men, rather than from the New Testament. But just because we have a lot of freedom, that doesn’t mean that we should just do whatever we want. We are in fellowship with God, and we must remember that ‘fellowship’ is relationship with purpose.
Our purpose in life is to serve God by serving others in a way that advances God’s purpose, just as Jesus did. Thus we should be mindful of who we are supposed to serve, and that ‘who’ isn’t just ourselves but our families, friends, neighbors and all of God’s children.