Society thinks that scripture is irrelevant and limiting in today’s world. Our natural reaction is to fight against boundaries, especially when we face pain or feel our individual freedom of choice is being threatened.
We all have times when we want to throw out verses that appear to limit our lives.
We tend to look for immediate gratification. Living a life determined for long term, rather than short term happiness though, carries a greater surety for success.
A person who is willing to live a life curbing one’s desire for immediate gratification will find greater freedom.
Therefore when we have options, look ahead in life and consider the result. Is my action a short term feel good that will damage me for a longer term?
A little restraint not only feels great but often sets us up for success.
(Isaiah 40:8 & 1 Peter 1:25)