The Christian's Testimony in Society Romans 13:8-14
Paul is so straightforward. It amazes me. I often get in trouble by being too frank and not subtle enough in my communication, but Paul is far more forthright than I would be. I am so glad that God used a plain spoken man to talk to us. Listen to what he says
"Don't participate in wild parties and getting drunk, or in adultery or immoral living, or in fighting or jealousy ... don't even think of ways to indulge your evil desires" (13:13-14)
C'mon Paul, I'm a Christian! How can you think that I would tempted to go to wild parties, get drunk, or to cheat on my wife? I'm a Christian, how can you say (how does he know?) that I have evil desires?
The Lord knows us. He knows that we can, by the Spirit, be the best of people, or if we live in the flesh, we can be the worst of people. You know Lord, that I still have evil desires. Help me to "shed my evil deeds like I shed my basketball clothes after a couple of hours of hard play. Help me to shower and put on the armor of right living."
Paul says that we are to live in Love and live in the light! "Love does no wrong to anyone, so love satisfies all of God's requirements." (10) The day of light is coming, so don't live in the darkness anymore.
Don't do anything which will harm other people. BTW, harm means harm. It does not mean to "make someone unhappy or angry". Sometimes doing the loving thing will make people unhappy. You have to choose between helping them and making them unhappy OR keeping them happy but ultimately harming them.
Don't do anything which is morally questionable. If you are wondering about the morality of an action you probably already know that it is wrong. Walk in the light.