Working with Christian young people, a question I hear regularly is “how far is too far?” when it comes to sex and physical relationships.
I usually tell them that the better question to be asking is “what is best, most loving, and most honoring to the other person?”
We often have our perspective wrong. We wonder what we can get away with, what’s in it for ourselves, and what the consequences we will have to face.
But fundamentally, that’s a wrong perspective and is rooted in selfishness.
As followers of Christ we are called to think of others first, to serve, and to put others above ourselves.
This principle is not just for romantic or sexual relationships, but for all areas of the Christian life.
Instead of trying to figure out where the lines of sin are and what we can get away with, why don’t we start asking ourselves a better question:
What’s best, highest, and most loving toward others?
What’s best, highest, and most loving toward myself?
And ultimately, what’s best, highest, and most loving toward God?
Q for you: How’s your perspective lately?
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