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Lately, because of certain circumstances, I’ve begun thinking about personal convictions vs what the Bible teaches. Romans 14:23 — But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning. In other words, if it is not written, and you are convicted by doing or not doing something, you are sinning.
When it comes to these types of convictions, they are about you and no one else. When the Bible teaches it, it is about you personally. You should never put these types of convictions on anyone else. For example, I get convicted over the words “shut up.” It’s my conviction, so I don’t use it. But I don’t care if anyone else uses it. It doesn’t bother me at all. Why? Because it is my conviction.
Mind your own business:
Some of us don’t like movies or theaters, so we don’t go. If others go, it is none of our business. God doesn’t say movie theaters are wrong. This is a personal conviction. When the Bible is clear on something, then we should honor that. We always submit to the Bible. But so many want others to live by theirpersonal convictions, and if they don’t, they are out — they separate themselves. What they don’t realize is that they themselves are deceived and are in sin.
God leads and guides by His word. People like this major on the minors — “throw the baby out with the bath water” sort of speak — and they become more and more deceived, further and further away from God, while believing they are serving Him. They see everyone else’s faults and none of their own.
Don’t allow your personal convictions to separate you from God.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, December 20, 2021 @ 10:45 AM MDT
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