Who Is In Control?:
Who Is Master? – Part 2
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:23-33
Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:12
“Everything is permissible for me”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
Continuing our thoughts from yesterday, I want to turn to the Apostle Paul’s thoughts in our printed scripture. Paul makes a bold statement relating to our freedoms in Christ: “Everything is permissible…” These wonderful technologies that we enjoy are not to be thought of as sinful. Soft addictions, in my opinion, are like a yellow traffic light. It serves as a warning. Soft addictions, when recognized, should warn us that we are starting to slide down a hill and we won’t like where we will land.
Paul goes on to say: “Not everything is beneficial.” Here is the yellow light that should caution us to slow down and stop the speed we are traveling. Is the time on the computer beneficial to your life or harmful? Are you sharing too much on Facebook or texting? Do you need to slow your pace down when it comes to the technology at your fingertips?
One survey revealed that boys text an average of 30 times a day; girls text 80 times a day (2400 times a month)! One dad told me his daughter had 6000 texts in one month. I think you would agree, it is time for a yellow light to be flashing in our society. We need to question if this is truly beneficial to us. God wants our lives to be blessed. He wants us to enjoy one another in real fellowship and authentic relationships.
Father, open my eyes to the soft addictions that may have invaded my life. I surrender them to you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.