Do you remember what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 4:6?
That can be a hard lesson to learn, can’t it? “Not to go beyond what is written.” It’s especially hard when family and friends would powerfully appeal to us from a different perspective.
- “What’s the big deal?”
- “It just seems right!”
- “Look at how enjoyable this is!”
- “Look at what I have to offer!”
- “Can’t you see how much fun we’re having?”
- “Why not?”
Being wary of going beyond what is written won’t always be easy. But, then again, God never promised that it would. Therefore, now is the time to learn, whomever you are, whatever the situation, that the person of spiritual backbone is willing to say in the most difficult of circumstances, “I will not go beyond what is written. I will allow God to speak for Himself, I will act accordingly, and leave the rest alone.”