“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. – ” 1 Corinthian 10:23
The above verses was said by Apostle paul. His life is a very good example for us. He once was against Jesus , but after getting saved he suffered much for christ. There was none like him in bible who suffered for Jesus Christ. Apostle paul during ministry when there was opportunity to get to gether with worldly people (gentiles) he did not do it.
During his ministry , he said aboves verses regarding eating and drinking with gentiles. He says do not be partakers of gentiles table and also with Lords table.
We may get together with unsaved worldly friends and dine with them and drink alcohol which is wrong. We still try to justify with God, saying that was party arrangef by office people, if am absent, or do not drink , they will get offended. But we forget that our Lord Jesus gets offended, when we mingle with them and drink. Whatever reason we may give but wrong is a wrong in the sight of God.
God have called us to lead a separated holy life. Separation from worldly things. What are the worldly things which may defile us
1.internet 2.television 3.social networking 4.movies 5.using costly gadgets like mobile, tab etc.. 6. Costly car, big mansions etc… … the list goes on…
All the above thins are very much essential, but we must have a limitation on them. By using internet and tv we learn both good and bad things, regarding social networking – we spend much time on checking and reading others comments, pictures and status, house is very much essential thing but constructing big and luxurious house is not an essential. To sleep we require about 6*4 feet cot only , hence constructing big luxury house can be avoided. Lastly car or bike is needed for our daily travel but buying luxury car or bike is only waste of money. All above things easily separates us from God. Hence God expects us to live a simple life. To go to heavenly we live a humle life, a life of simplicity. We read in bible that it is difficult for rich to enter heaven. Hence better to be simple.
God would have blessed us abundantly, but God is always watching us how we live, whether we live a simple separated life or a worldly luxury life ?
” the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. ” – James 4:4