As believers in Christ Jesus we have been called to live holy lives. We were delivered from the things of the lower nature – fleshly lusts, hatred, idolatry, etc, and are now free to serve our creator and redeemer. We must, however, realise that we need to operate within certain rules if we are to honour Him who has given us liberty. We cannot claim to belong to Christ when we engage in homosexuality, witchcraft, drinking and womanising or even allow divorce and remarriage – Leviticus 18:18-23; Deuteronomy 18:9-14.
Walking humbly with the Lord demands that we look decent and different from the unsaved of the world. Tattooing, for instance is condemned in the bible (Leviticus 19:28) and so for anyone to go about with a tattoo such as ‘I Love Jesus’ is disdainful to the king of glory. This, friends, is not legalism but a reflection of the sanctification expected of us and an expression of our love and humility before the Lord Jesus – 2 Timothy 2:5-7; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.