The Bible says, “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.“, (Galatians 5:9). Every good thing gets destroyed by allowing a little “bad” here and there. The question we should be asking ourselves at any point in time is simple: “Is it pleasing to God”?
We are not saying that we’re perfect, but rather we’re saying that we should live by Bible standards instead of the world’s. Jesus said, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.“, (John 15:19). We are called to please Jesus and be a light for the world. We shouldn’t allow the world to influence us for there is no relationship between light and darkness.
Don’t make allowance for sin, no matter how small you consider it. Sin is sin in the eye of God. What are the “little sins” you’re tolerating in your life? Identify them and ask the Holy Spirit to help you get rid of them.
Finally, as Paul said, “All things are lawful for me,[a] but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me,[b] but not all things edify.“, (1 Cor. 10:23). The law may not forbid it, but is it pleasing to God? Let the Christian be wise in all his/her dealings. May the Holy Spirit help us all to tune our will to the Father’s.
By: Seth Gogo Egoeh