Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Grey Things
31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God; 33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
1 Corinthians 10: 31-33
You may be wondering: "What do, The Grey Things mean? " I'll get to that. I have often considered starting a blog. A blogger should have a reason though. If you just ramble on and on what is the point? I wanted to blog about something that would be close to my heart. I also wanted to blog about something that I feel is of great importance to everyone. The Grey Things (TGT), are those theological or moral topics that seem to dominate a great majority of modern Christian's discussions, time, arguments etc... They very often divide friends, family, and even churches. We all know what they are. Issues such as: Drinking alcohol, dating/courtship rules, what movies to watch , how to raise/discipline your children, how to dress, scripture interpretation...the list goes on and on and on and on and on and on !
Why? Why do we let these issues become so large, so dividing? Should we, is it worth it? Maybe , maybe not. Whatever the answer may be, that is the point of this blog. I will post about specific topics, sometimes with my own commentary and sometimes with just a few words or scripture to start the discussion. I in no way mean to insult, disrespect, or hurt any ones feelings. I do, however, believe that healthy discussion is helpful in our spiritual walk and growth. I chose the verse above because it is one of the key verses in the Bible dealing with this subject. What to do, what not to do? To me the most important words are "not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many". Let us do that in our conversation, let us reason, pray and talk together for the profit of many.