When you look at the above picture, what do you see? Do you see a vase? Do you see two faces, looking at each other?
There is some psychological term for this type of vision test: do you look at the black or white first and what that means about you.
But I wanted to use this picture to illustrate the importance of perspective. How you look at something can determine what you see. You see that what you see above is two faces, looking at each other and it is also a vase...it all depends on your perspective.
When you are determining if something is right or wrong, there are two perspectives we can take. One perspective is the world’s perspective. If “everybody else is doing it” then why should I deny myself? If it is so “wrong” why do so many people do it?
The other perspective is God’s perspective. When we look at something in light of what the Bible says about it, we are looking at it from God’s perspective. When we make decisions based on if something is going to draw us closer to God or push us further away from God, we are looking at it from God’s perspective.
In the above picture, both answers are correct. Some choices in life have two (or more) right answers. But other choices God speaks clearly about in His Word.
When God’s Word is clear, we must always choose His perspective...no matter what the world says. When God’s Word is clear, we must obey God rather than man (see Acts 5:29): there is a right and there is a wrong.