There are a lot of different viewpoints in this world, and even within the Christian community itself. Some folks think one thing is wrong, while others think that issue is OK while another is off limits.

If you were new to the faith, it might be enough to make your head spin.

Paul was dealing with this same situation in Galatians when he wrote about the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The next sentence is important, but often overlooked:

“There is no law that says these things are wrong.”

In other words, it doesn’t matter who you talk to, no one is going to disagree that these are traits we should be striving for.

Maybe, it’s like my mom told me when I was a teenager when I asked her permission on something: instead of seeing how far into the world we can live, and still be a Christian, we should see how close to Christ we can live.

Instead of getting caught up in this-or-that is a sin, we need to concentrate on the basics – the Fruit of the Spirit. No one was ever done a disservice by making that their goal.

That’s the one thing we can all agree on.

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