“–whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”–Romans 14:23
Life is not always as cut and dried as we would like it to be. Often times there are gray areas that leave us confused as to what we should do. So, how do we decide? Here is a mother that had it figured out:
A boy was dressing to go out for the evening. He called to his mother who was in the adjoining room. “Mom, is this shirt dirty?” Without so much as looking she replied, “Yes, it’s dirty. Get a clean one.”
When he had dressed he entered his mother’s room and inquired how she knew the shirt was dirty when she had not even looked at it. “If it had been clean,” she replied, “you would have known it and would not have asked me. Remember son, if it’s doubtful, it’s dirty.”
In this little incident there is a sermon. It applies to all of us who flirt with temptation and seek approval of others for the things we desire to do. In many cases in our Christian living, if it looks doubtful, you better leave it alone.