Advisory – Speed Limit!


 advisory speed limit picture 1

advisory speed limit picture 2As we drive down this stretch of road we may find these signs a little confusing or contradicting.

The posted speed limit is 45MPH yet there is an advisory (warning) that 35MPH is determined to be a safe speed to enter an upcoming curve. It is lawful to drive 45MPH, but it may not be beneficial to you, your passengers or to oncoming traffic. Are you willing to take that risk?

We often see a similar attitude in Christians as they often ask “IS IT A SIN?” Perhaps they have the idea that if there is no specific statement of command or prohibition nothing else matters. Ignoring the “Advisory Signs” in the form of warnings and admonitions. Traveling through life with no regard to the consequences.

In the following scriptures Paul teaches though things we do may not be sinful in and of themselves, and may not violate our conscience, we should use caution in our decisions and give consideration to the outcome both to ourselves and all those involved.

1 Corinthians 10:23-29

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient(best option): all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. (Do not benefit ourselves or others)   Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of       another man’s conscience?

See also Romans 14 and it’s teaching about the Weaker Brother…our actions can be a Stumbling Block to fellow Christians and can also bring reproach upon the church as an example to the world.

“IS IT A SIN?”   Is not the question we should be asking….but rather is it BENEFICAL

or is it DAMAGING to the salvation of souls??

Be aware, though our actions may not be sinful we will be held accountable

for the out come of the decisions we have made.

By: Scott Jacques

Here is a PDF version for printing: Advisory-speed-limit word

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