“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT)
These days, it is possible to tell someone you’re in London when in actual fact you are in Brisbane. This they will never know. Nevertheless, God is omnipresent. He knows where you were a few minutes ago, where you are at present and the next place you are going. You cannot conceal from Him. Jonah tried and failed miserably. Gideon tested the Lord, so hard because he supposed he could avoid the divine mission. Still he failed. Moses, too, tested Jehovah. How many of them do I relate here? Being in accordance with the Lord entails total commitment to obeying God’s commandments. It is not a mistake that it is written in the Bible to choose this day whom you will serve. In other words, you are handed a choice; the free will to decide. No, because no one can force you. Not even God himself. When Eve fell into temptation, she went down alone. She was free and she gave to the gut of the serpent. When Adam joined her, he bore the ultimate choice to reject her offer (after all, we can see from today’s men how they are tuned to walk away from their homes). Adam was a man. He had senses but he did not pause to consider. I mean he could have insisted on being given the time to think it through. Choices are the freedom to either heed to a simple yes or no. It is the power to make your life right or wrong.
It is not compulsory to laugh to any kind of joke that is considered a dirty one. The fact that it is titled ‘dirty’ simply means it is and, as a lawful child of God, you are meant to deviate from such jokes. In fact, you are to flee and not join others in laughing to such. Have you ever imagined how Jesus was so busy doing the will of His Father that He did not have a single moment to play around? You do not need to use your leisure time aimlessly. There are beautiful things out there that you can engage in without sinning.
As long as the earth exist, the Christian must understand that he is the one who must train himself to continually conform his life in all totality to God.