Some of you say, "We can do anything we want to." But I tell you that not everything is good for us. So I refuse to let anything have power over me"
Application: I love grace. It covers so many things--and often makes it easy for me to overlook things. To say, "well its ok that he/she did something wrong, God still loves them and so do I". Which is very true, but sometimes that lets others (and myself!) get away from what God calls us to. It allows us to be soft in following God. Jesus didn't just say, Believe in me, he ALSO said, "follow me"! Are you following Christ--or the commandments? The commandments are great--but even "lawful things" are not always good. Let nothing have power over you but God in heaven. Not me, not Wallace, not the church. But God. Even things that are lawful aren't always of God.
Prayer: Oh Christ--never let us take our eyes off you. Never let us forget that you are who we should follow. Never let us choose "right" over you. Help us follow you to the end. Amen.