(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts. (NKJV)Practicing Christian liberty is neither license (“I’m free to do whatever I feel like”) or legalism (“here’s my list of convictions that should be yours too”). It is the individual pursuit of enjoying the freedom that Jesus Christ died and secured for us. It is the liberty to experience a relationship with the Living God and cultivate a relationship with Him.To close this series, I want to look at Romans 14 where the Apostle Paul lays down nine guidelines for us to employ in the exercise of our Christian liberty.Accept the weaker personv.1 – “Receive one who is weak in the [...]
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(Click here to search for all the posts in this series…) Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts. (NKJV)When you are looking at a decision that falls within the realm of your Christian liberty, it is helpful to have some established (in your own mind) guidelines. These guidelines allow you to evaluate whether this particular liberty is God’s will FOR YOU, or His “best” for you. It doesn’t necessarily mean “don’t do it” if you can’t answer these questions affirmitavely, but it does give you an objective way to evaluate the liberty at hand. Let’s look at a few questions to ask when exercising liberty:Does is edify everyone involved?1 Corinthians 10:23-24 All things are lawful for me, but not [...]