Just because it is legal does not mean it is the right thing to do

Every situation you encounter in life will have a different set of choices that you can choose to navigate through it.  Sometimes, the choices you have to make will be on the right side of the law and other times (hopefully never) may be on the wrong side of the law – aka illegal. What we aim to alert you to today however, is that whether something is legal to do, does not mean that it is the correct path of action to take.

1Co 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 Corinthians 6:12

For instance, let us suppose that you and a friend go into business together and you lend him $50,000 and the business fails because there was mismanagement and dealings that were performed unannounced to you.  You may have a legal course of action to sue your friend, or, you may choose to rectify the situation before bringing in lawyers and dragging each others’ names through the mud in the legal system.  You can choose to be brought under the power of lawyers and sue your friend, OR, you can choose to try to rectify the situation with your friend without the inclusion of lawyers.

Another example is that (in North America at least), a person can have sex with multiple partners and that is okay to do under the law, however, it does not mean it is the best thing to do. It may be the wrong thing to do because it may lead to catching a sexually transmitted disease or other unforeseen consequences.

Choose the right thing to do by focusing on what you read in the Holy Scripture, not necessarily by examining what is written in the law of the land in which you live.

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