Compromise – We see a lot of that these days. I would be lying if I said I haven’t done it myself. We know the difference between what is right and what is wrong. A very good friend of mine pointed out to me at one point:
“Sometimes we may not know what the right is, but we always know what is wrong.”
I have tested this and found it to be very true. As Christians, we should be living our lives with a higher standard. We compromise so much and more often than we think. These days it is hard to find a TV show or a movie to see that we don’t have to compromise in some ways. Maybe there is just a few choice words but the rest of the movie is perfectly fine. Maybe there is a scene or two that is inappropriate but other than that it is OK. As soon as we place those “buts” in there we find ourselves in the grey area of compromise.
You are called to a higher standard.
A common and well-known passage of scripture that displays what should be our standard is found in Philippians 4:8:
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy –meditate on these things.” (NKJV) (emphasis mine)
Would that movie you have been wanting to see hold to this standard?
How about that song that you “just like the beat” to?
Would your life choices hold to this standard?
Discussion: How can you avoid the grey areas of compromise?