You can’t see the dangers that are under the water. When the water is smooth, if you get out of the channel, you still go aground.
– Jeff Smith (yesterday’s sermon)
A few of my additional thoughts:
- The middle of the channel is the safest place to be. Instead of asking what is “ok” to do, I should be asking, “What does God most desire for me to do?” It’s a fool who tries to navigate on the very edge of the channel.
- The things specifically forbidden in the Bible are dangers we can see. We KNOW we aren’t supposed to do them — but there are other dangers. We need to be so in tune with Scripture that we recognise the danger points even if we can’t see them clearly.
- A pilot can only navigate effectively if his chart is accurate, so you had better have a reliable spiritual guide. I’ll take the Scriptures.
- A storm or strong current can take you out of the channel. You may pilot your boat well and still get into trouble — you had better be depending on the Saviour.