Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
For the true believer it is not difficult to discern and choose between right and wrong. The real difficulty presents itself when you have to choose between two correct things; either choice being an acceptable one. An example of this would be Paul’s answer to the Corinthian believers concerning a question they had. They were inquisitive to know whether the eating of certain meats was right or wrong. Paul answered their inquiry by saying, But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
The eating of meat, or abstaining from it, does not make a person better or worse in the sight of God. The acceptable reverence of God is not found in such things; it is more spiritual, deeper and of greater importance. Paul further explains to them that as long as their actions do not create a stumbling block for another and does not have sin embedded in it…they could do what they will. Therefore, the explanation is, “it cannot be a matter of great importance whether a man eats the meat offered in sacrifice to idols, or abstains.”
But here is the “Catch-22”. Whenever the true believer is faced with choosing between two things that are right…the devil will condemn whichever choice you make. This ploy by the father of lies keeps us from experiencing peace of mind and the enjoyments of this life. Satan is an expert at creating a crisis condition out of our everyday and ordinary circumstances.
In general, our double-mindedness comes from having to choose between two good things. To remain passive when you are presented with your choice of either a slice of scrumptious apple, or a tasty scoop of vanilla ice cream, is to remain in a state of being neutrally miserable. Grab one or the other, and enjoy it in God’s name. And God would not consider you double-minded if you had apple pie à la mode. If you don’t mind and are not offended…I will have both.
Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.