Layton Dutton Associate Pastor of Youth Calvary Baptist Church,\u00a0Evart I have visited several guys in jail. Typically they are the same ones each time. It\u2019s not that they were there for years and years, but that they do things that put them back in jail once again. Their mindset says, \u201cI\u2019m free! Now I can do whatever I want.\u201d But we all know that is not reality. In reality there are laws that protect others from harm. Breaking those laws will send one right back to jail. The Corinthians had that same mindset. They knew they were \u201cfree in Christ\u201d (Galatians 5:1) and no longer under the law (Romans 6:14) and they lived in a culture where freedom to do as you pleased was highly regarded, much like our own. The Corinthians even had a statement, \u201cEverything is permissible for me\u201d (1 Corinthians 6:12, 10:23). They used that to allow themselves to be involved in sexual sin and idolatry Many times we do the same thing. We see a verse like, \u201cEverything is permissible for me\u201d and take it to mean that, as a Christian, I am now free to do whatever I want. In reality, the verse quoted bad Corinthian theology. Paul states it and then refutes it with four opposing statements, one being a repeat. Paul said everything isn\u2019t permissible for me because: 1) \u201cNot everything is beneficial.\u201d 2) \u201cI will not be mastered by anything.\u201d 3) \u201cNot everything is beneficial.\u201d 4) \u201cNot everything is constructive.\u201d Paul then adds two other statements. One in 1 Corinthians 6:13, \u201cThe body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.\u201d He\u2019s saying that everything I do with my body should honor God. And in 1 Corinthians 10:24 he adds, \u201cNobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.\u201d Those two statements seem very familiar. Remember what Christ said the greatest commandment and the second were? \u201cLove the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind \u2026 love your neighbor as yourself.\u201d (Matthew 22:37-40) I think Paul and Christ are saying that if you and I spend more time focused on pleasing God and seeking the good of others then our own rights wouldn\u2019t seem so important and our lives would fulfill the purpose for which God intended them. Are you focused on your rights or on honoring God?