1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Last week we focused on the first portion of the text, all things that are lawful are not necessarily helpful. This morning, I want to help you understand these concepts a little bit better, and state in clearer terms the biblical caveats on our liberty.
Thus the biblical emphasis falls not so much on liberty, as it does on responsibility, selflessness, and discernment. As Paul will specify later on in the epistle (ch. 8-9), Christians do have liberty in many areas of life. However, we do not have the right to exercise our liberty, as Paul teaches, either foolishly, selfishly, or harmfully! If our liberty violates one of the caveats which Paul offers in the text, it is no longer liberty, and we must say “no.”