“All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify. Let no one seek his own good, but that of his neighbor” (1 Corinthians 10:23-24).
A great deal of reckless and irresponsible behaviors are carried out under the banner of “my freedom in Christ.” Thought by many to be a sign of their Christian maturity, the exercise of freedom in the absence of responsibility and regard for others is but an expression of one’s spiritual immaturity. Freedom in Christ is never for the purpose of flaunting carelessly but, when practiced, is to be done judiciously.