1 Corinthians 6:12 Everything is Permissible

When I read the Bible this morning, 1 Corinthians 6:12 jumped out at me.

Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. (ISV)

Although the main point of 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 pertains to sexual conduct, I think we can apply it also to every freedom we have in Christ, including eating and food.

Plenty is permissible - all the more to share.
Plenty is permissible – all the more to share.

Eating Freedom (my paraphrase)
I can eat anything and everything I want, yet not all foods are nutritious, tasty, or helpful at the moment. I can eat anytime I want, yet I will not abuse the pleasure of eating by making it the focus of life.

Blessing and Not Harm
Partaking of a meal is a daily reminder of God’s provision for us, not the struggle I sometimes turn it into. Bon Appetit!

Dawn warms my curtains.
Pleasant hints of toast and coffee
Wake me with a kiss.

Written on August 25, 2015

3 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 6:12 Everything is Permissible

  1. Lovely post. I hadn’t thought of that verse as applying to eating, but it seems very apropos!

    I enjoyed the haiku, too!

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