1 Corinthians 9:1
I’m a free man, aren’t I?
As Christians, we are free.
In a sense, we are at liberty to do whatever we want under grace, as long as it is with a clear conscience before our Lord.
So I feel just fine and totally guilt-free to drink a beer, go to a movie, have long hair, wear earrings, mow the lawn in my underwear, and play with action figures.
But perhaps there’s another way to frame it. A way that might be more enlightening.
As Christians, we are free to relinquish our rights to anything we choose, to limit ourselves however we see fit or are called to do, for the sake of others, for the sake of the gospel.
Because I have been set free, it is no big deal to abstain from anything so as to not be any sort of hindrance to any one receiving, or growing in, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Because there’s no bigger deal than that.