I went to a men's retreat last night. Basically the evening was for college men to embrace their masculinity, our God given masculinity. I think this idea is amazing, especially in a society that seems to want to emasculate men from a young age. But that is a completely different discussion. I have only one problem with the night and I'll keep the criticism on myself. I personally am about five feet, ten inches and around 165 pounds. Friday night I consumed 4.4 pounds of ribs, fries, and root-beer. That seems to me to be a stark contrast even for the average American. What I'm getting at is that not only did I feel physically ill (yippee for pepto) but I felt bad. Bad, being that I believe what I did was wrong. I believe eating like that is glutinous...what I did was sinned. What's worse is that I had thought about this beforehand. The thing is, is that when Jesus talks about following Him no middle ground can be found, you either follow Him or you don't. Now, I'm not saying we can be perfect and don't make mistakes...because as you read above, and other posts, I'm by no means perfect and I've made plenty of mistakes and continue to do so. The problem comes when I willfully choose to do what I know to be contrary to God's will. I don't get to choose what is right and wrong, I get to choose whether or not to do right and wrong (or even recognize right and wrong or lie to myself). So the answer to the question "How far do I have to follow?"....WRONG QUESTION...It is whether or not I will follow.
Another question everyone should ask:
God loves me...Do I love God?