Freedoms That Are Lawful Being as you guys are celebrating Independence Day , I thought this might be appropriate. 1 Cor. 6 : 12 says all things are lawful for me but not all things are helpful . All things are helpful for me but I will not be enslavedby anything. What do you think Paul meant when he referred to Freedoms that are lawful ? As Christians the Holy Spirit teaches us what is wrong and what is right . For example - always wrong would apply to lieing , stealing, cheating, gossiping, and coveting.: whereas always right would be --- encouraging , honesty , faithfullness , merycygullness , and loving . Do you think we can become bound by our freedom ? I think we can because if we do anything in excess it can be dangerous if it takes us away form the Lord . , who is our first priority . Don't you think that these " priorities " become " Idols " in our lives ? By an example ; If we are placing our favourite music , tv shows , movies, hobies , or sports before God ..... then yes they are " . Idols" These things are not sinful in their right place but can be part of our freedoms that we have been blessed with in Christ. The ultimate key to our freedoms is Matthew 6:33 .... Seek first the Kingdom of God . We are freer than we think when we are bound to Christ and not our freedoms . Then and only then can we get closer to Him .