Do you know anyone who claims that they are a Christian and yet doesn’t seem to act like one? Maybe it’s a mate from youth group, who just acts completely different at school. Maybe you discovered that someone at college goes to Church, but you would never have guessed by the way they act. Paul warns against this. He says, look just because God has given you your freedom, you don’t have the right to go about your life in a way that doesn’t show you are thankful. Put it like this. Your mate needs to use a computer and you have the latest, fastest beast on the planet. You say no problem, use mine, I trust you, feel free any time. Then it happens, the next time your use your computer it is completely trashed. There are viruses everywhere, half you data is missing, and there are loads of pirated software on it. How do you feel now? Do you feel that your mate has used the freedom you gave him wisely? Of course you don’t, you are going to have to start from scratch and you probably won’t let them use your computer anymore. Well it’s a simple message, if that’s how you feel, then don’t do the same to your life. Gods given you the freedom to use your life wisely, don’t take advantage.