Closer to Jesus or Away?

By: Gary Brown

John 16:33

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.


Several states have legalized marijuana use. Arizona may soon follow suit. In a recent CIC table discussion, one member posed the question, "Is smoking pot a sin?"

We cannot escape the world. It is always around us, in good ways and bad. The internet has many uses, good and bad. Our eyes give us sight but sometimes lead us to sin. Our voices can give praise and encouragement but also disparage and gossip.

People smarter than I will have to answer the CIC member's question. But with any activity we engage in, a good question to ask ourselves is, "Does this lead me further into the clutches of the world or to Jesus?"


TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Are you engaged in activities that lead you away from Jesus?