Everything is permitted, but everything isn’t beneficial. Everything is permitted, but everything doesn’t build others up. No one should look out for their own advantage, but they should look out for each other. Eat everything that is sold in the marketplace, without asking questions about it because of your conscience. The earth and all that is in it belong to the Lord. If an unbeliever invites you to eat with them and you want to go, eat whatever is served, without asking questions because of your conscience. But if someone says to you, “This meat was sacrificed in a temple,” then don’t eat it for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. Now when I say “conscience” I don’t mean yours but the other person’s. Why should my freedom be judged by someone else’s conscience? If I participate with gratitude, why should I be blamed for food I thank God for? So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, you should do it all for God’s glory. Don’t offend either Jews or Greeks, or God’s church. This is the same thing that I do. I please everyone in everything I do. I don’t look out for my own advantage, but I look out for many people so that they can be saved. Follow my example, just like I follow Christ’s. (1 Corinthians 10:23—11:1, CEB)
We are free to do whatever we want. But everything doesn’t ad to society,
You see the things we do not only have an impact on our lives, but they also impact the communities in which we live. So the things we do must have a good and proper impact on society. I can not just take whatever I want because then that is stealing from the community and hurting it. I must do what is best for the whole of society in everything I do.
Ask yourself, does this build up relationships in the world? and if the answer is no, maybe find something different to do.
Do everything in love for the other, not yourself.
Loving People. Loving God.