One of the great failures in modern Christianity is that we too often use the argument “Well, there’s nothing in the Bible that says I can’t or shouldn’t do….” And thereby we justify all sort of practices and actions that in reality lead us no nearer to God, but rather farther away from Him.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 6:12, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything.” In other words, just because something is perfectly fine to participate in, watch, or seek after – doesn’t mean that it will help us or draw us closer to God, which should be our ultimate goal in everything!
Just a few chapters later, Paul reminds us, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) So, we must constantly ask ourselves, “WHY?” Why am I doing this? What am I hoping to get out of this? Will this lead me closer to God, and will HE be glorified by it?
If we’re not willing to seek to honor God in ALL that we do, there may be a critical flaw in our Christianity, if we are truly followers of Him at all!