Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.” (Ephesians 5:4 NLT)
Holiness is often a subjective topic with many Christ Lifers. “I’ll give up this, but not that” or “those things don’t really matter, God looks at my heart”. The greater concern is, what if it really does matter? If it was worthy enough to get addressed in the Bible, then maybe God really DID mean it.
Holiness is more than how we look, it’s also about how we behave. Just because it’s enjoyable doesn’t make it right. Even with our words. Does it hinder others in their Christ Life trek? Does it obscure how much of Jesus others can see in me? Does it open doors that gently lead me away from God’s desire? Even something as harmless as a joke or story can create spiritual havoc.
These are not things anyone else can ask for you, it’s between you & God. And before you excuse something, see if God does first. Don’t settle for a mediocre, lesser-than spiritual journey! Those who seek greater pay attention to even the little things! You are loved today!