There seems to be some redundant questions being asked in the Christian circle. Age old questions that I am sure have been asked and debated more than there fair share. Questions that I feel are dumb, there I said it :), and questions that the answers really mean nothing in the grand scheme of things.
Is drinking wine a sin?
Is getting drunk a sin?
Can you still smoke pot when you are a Christian?
What does the Bible say about moonshine?
This probably isn't going to be a very popular devotion! But, never the less, here I go!
The Holy Spirit had reveled this revelation to me awhile ago, and I heard Creflo Dollar graze the subject in the same direction this past weekend.
We are under the new covenant of Grace. The old Covenant (Moses) was written on stone. The covenant we live under has been written on our hearts.
But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day, says the LORD: I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
They demonstrate that God's law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.
Grace. Grace is our teacher. There are many scriptures about this! We live and operate under grace now.
The problem with all these questions, and why I dare say they are dumb, is this: why are you asking them. If you proclaim to be a Christian, where is your heart? I would question why you would even be asking this. And to the Christian who just has to know, ask the Holy Spirit. Our laws are written on our hearts. What is He telling you?
When I think about things like this in my personal life and question the Holy Spirit, this is the answer I get:
I'm sure I wouldn't go to hell and loose my salvation for drinking a glass of wine. What's the motive behind it, I hear the Holy Spirit whisper. Danger, could lead to trouble. Don't you want to occupy your time spreading the Gospel instead. There is much work to be done.
Grace. Isn't it wonderful. It leads you, stops you when you start to stray, and straightens you out if you get crooked. Grace. New Covenant. Better covenant. Better promises.
I encourage you to quit debating silly what if's - can I's in your Christian walk. Focus on God. Believe. Thank Him. Walk in Love. There is so much more to this thing called Christianity than whether or not you are allowed to drink a glass of wine with dinner. There is a hurting world out there. How can you reach them?
P.S. I heard Creflo say this, and thought it was funny! If you are going to ask the Holy Spirit about things like this just remember you have to have Him in order to hear back from Him! If you are curious on the subject of the Holy Spirit read this and this.
Thanks so much for reading!!!!