want to know what i’ve really been thinking about? we’ll see what this stirs up…
*disclaimer: i’ve not come to any solid conclusions and these are all just wonderings. they are in no way pointedly directed at any individual(s).
1. drinking. where is the line? is it okay to drink or should you never touch alcohol? seems to be a gray area to me — the Bible never clearly says no, but it also says that we’re to be set apart from the world and drinking is very much linked with our society right now (and rather in a bad light as well). is it wrong because of the way it looks or what it makes others think or are we just touchy and self-righteous people in or thoughts concerning alcohol? should it be all about personal conviction or have i missed something?
2. celibacy vs. marriage. singleness is a gift — i don’t think many of us would say otherwise. there are definite advantages to it but most would argue against remaining a celibate because of selfish desires. paul obviously has strong feeling about the issue and urges those who can, to stay single. in response to that, i’ve heard people say, “yeah, well paul’s not God.” no, he’s not — but the Bible does say that it is the inspired Word of God and this is in the Bible. there is obvious good in marriage as well, but do we generally discredit the quality of remaining single? there isn’t a day that goes by, when i don’t think to myself, “i just want to get married.” by thinking that, am i letting myself be distracted and miss some significance in this time of being single? and is it possible that we close our eyes to what might be our calling — to remain single?
3. vanity. at what point does caring about the way you appear become vanity? the proverbs 31 woman always looked nice and was wearing the finest of linen, so when do you start being vain? is it in how much time you take to get ready every morning? how much money you spend to be wearing the most current trend all the time? too much time in front of the mirror? i just don’t know.
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on to something lighter. not only do some see a resemblance between her and i, but some think that i resemble a famous painting.
i know, i don’t know if i see it.