1 Corinthians 6:9-12
Think about some things not expedient. Paul is writing to the local church and certainly to us in this age. We all came from these sins verses 9-10.
Three things should definitely change: we are washed, sanctified and justified.
In verse 12, all is not expedient for you, though lawful. Meaning it is not in our best interest.
In your own life, think for a few moments of examples of making the right choices in your life. Then the result of making one wrong choice. On the other hand the result of one right choice.
Remember Moses made a choice to suffer the afflictions with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season.
Life is not determined by what we want but the choices we make.
Here are FIVE PRINCIPLES TO MAKE LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS BY:
I. THE PRINCIPLE OF OWNERSHIP 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
Remember you belong to God. He purchased you with a price.
II. THE PRINCIPLE OF INFLUENCE OR PEER PRESSURE.
Romans 7:14, “For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.”
Science says: Your feet and brains grow at the same rate and pace. Some of us let our feet get ahead of our brain. Teens often feel peer pressure (so do adults). Strong influence by friends.
Examples: You will wear clothes they wear, hairstyles, music, movies, etc.They spend their life adapting to the world rather than to Christ.
Many teens would never have had the first cigarette, booze, sex and dope were it not for the influence of another teen. Why not influence our friends with peer pressure adapting our life to Jesus Christ?