‘”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.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
This entry was posted in Christian Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Freedom!

  1. Noel Williams says:

    Wise words Don. We are not our own–we are God’s. Therefore we should do God’s will and not the will of men as you have rightly said. But that does not mean we should ignore those who are set above us and disobey the laws of the land. We should give Cesar what is due to Cesar….Thanks for sharing. God bless.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s