Sinning in Moderation
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
We live in a world that says whether you are a follower of Jesus or not, you must do all things in moderation. Drink a little, eat what you want, fornicate a bit, gossip sporadically as long as you do it in moderation you are all right. We often accept this concept without giving it a second thought. Now, if you are a person of the world, I don’t expect you to have the Bible as a moral compass, however, if you claim to be a follower of Jesus, then the good book should be your guide. Most Christians adopt this method of moderation in order to blend in and not stand too far apart from the world. Let’s face it, we don’t want to be weird or too peculiar. We want to be cool, accepted and liked. Does God want us to stand apart from the world?
In Romans 12:2, we are admonished to not be like the world. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” While I agree that there are times when we may have to make do with what we have, our aim should always be to please God all the time and not some of the time. I am still guilty of not giving God my all at all times. That’s okay as long as you are striving to be His true follower who lives to please God as Jesus did.
As babies learn to walk, they fall often. Sometimes, they may even skin a knee or two. The parents don’t discourage walking, they may advise walking more carefully. The more the baby walks, the stronger it becomes and soon, to the chagrin of the parents, the child is running everywhere and they are no longer babies. God is that loving Father who whose arms are always there to help us up and encouraging us to try again. As you go through life doing things in moderation, ask yourself if God wants you to glorify Him in moderation. None of us are perfect. I wrestle daily to give my all to God, and I fail Him daily. Don’t give up and keep striving to serve Him with all of our might.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
1 Peter 2:9
- Aviya LeBrun