We operate internally by a system of permissions in the things we do. These permissions come from multiple sources. Our upbringing! Culture! Church! Media! Family! Peers! Chemistry! Genetics! The Tempter! etc. Knowing what is influencing our permissions is not easy! If we truly honor God’s Word and the whisper of the Holy Spirit, then we have an internal standard to discern right from permissions which are at odds with a holy walk.

“Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law. I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me.” Psalms 119:29-30 (NASB)