All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. (1 Corinthians 10:23)
We have great freedom in Christ. However, this liberty is not a license to sin. Therefore what I do is to be done with caution. What I do may be lawful, but will it benefit my life or the lives of others? What I eat and drink for example may not be sinful, but is it conducive to good health? The things that I read or watch may not be evil, but are they enhancing my mind? The key to the things that we do is, are they beneficial and do they illuminate? It is legitimate to relax, but too much of relaxation may lead to laziness. It is O.K. to be entertained, but too much entertainment can dull the mind. A good guide to being lawful is found in the apostle Paul’s words to the Philippians, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Herein is the means to lawfulness.