1Co 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
YES, MANY THINGS ARE LAWFUL especially now that we are under the dispensation of grace. But the fact still remains that not all things, though
lawful, are expedient. For us to understand the things we are being told
in this verse, let us read the verse from other translations.
CEV "Some of you say, "We can do whatever we want to!" But I tell you that not everything may be good or helpful."
ESV " "All things are lawful," but not all things are helpful. "All things are lawful," but not all things build up."
It is clear from these translations what Paul is talking about.
Spiritually speaking, something may be legal but it may not be helpful to others.
It may not be a sin for you not to go for your small group meeting but it is not helpful to you and other Believers around you.
The Holy Spirit just wants us to walk consciously of the fact that we are the light of the world.Our words and actions set the standard for others.
Our lives involve others. We must not just live to please ourselves; we must take into cognizance that many are looking unto us.
we are to be an example of godliness to our generation and if we fall to get up quickly and stay focused on our great calling.
We are the very light of the world and the salt of the earth.
Yes, doing that may be legal but it may not be helpful to others.
It may not be a sin but does it help you and others?
May the Lord bless you with the spirit of wisdom.
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