If It Doesn't Hurt Anyone, It's Okay (Psalms 10:11)

“It’s okay, just so long as you are not hurting anyone.”

How many times have you heard this spoken? There is a compelling truth and logic to this, isn’t there? After all, your time and your money are yours alone and you are free to do with it, whatever you chose...just so long as no one is hurt and it doesn’t break the law.

This sanctions many kinds of behavior, from drug abuse to gambling to pornography. Yes, any of these activities could hurt another, but if the activity is just limited to yourself, the world reassures us it is okay. But the consequences of any deviant behavior is never limited to just the perpetrator. Sin, like a pebble thrown into a still pond, reverberates long after the act has been committed. 

He has said in his heart, “God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.”
Psalms 10:11

As the psalmist wrote, we may think that no one sees or cares what we do when we are alone. We may even think that God turns a blind eye to our secret shenanigans. I have been guilty of holding this attitude and I have repented of these sins and asked God for forgiveness. My arrogance did not just hurt myself, but many others. But first and foremost, I sinned against God and it certainly grieved His heart. And any believer in Jesus Christ who has an attitude that they can sin and get away with it, just as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else, is living a lie.

Come to Jesus Christ, the author of our salvation, and confess your sins to Him. He is righteous and just to forgive you and is offering you the gift of salvation if you believe in Him as your Lord and Savior.

Praise the goodness of the Living God!

Love and trust the Lord, seek His will in your life.