Paul tells the Corinthians that all things are possible, but not all things are profitable in their walk with Jesus. Paul was often misconstrued as saying that it was open season to sin. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Paul was actually holding the believers to a much higher way of living – listen to and follow Jesus. Just because the written Word of God doesn’t talk about something (“all is possible”), didn’t mean Jesus, the Word of God, wants you to do it (“not all things are profitable”). Will you trust Him to know what is best for you?
A dear friend of mine once said, “Yeah, I am free to drink, but this body can’t!” Scripturally he could have a beer, but he knew it would send him spiraling out of control.
I’ve recently learned that I’m free to drink soda, but my mind can’t. Scripture doesn’t talk about soda (“all things are possible”), but I know I’ll rationalize drinking it every opportunity I get! Yet, rationalizing in this area often leads to rationalizing in other areas, which causes me to spiral out of control (“not all things are profitable”).
Don’t play by the rules! Live above them through listening to and following Jesus. Yeah, it’s a little harder, but it’s definitely a life worth living – the one He promised to give.
S“E”t Free Nowww