God’s No Drama Policy


This morning I came across Paul’s No Drama Policy in the Bible. It appears in the middle of a section on marriage, singleness, and sexuality – all situations with a potential for high drama.

I do want to point out, friends, that time is of the essence. There is no time to waste, so don’t complicate your lives unnecessarily. Keep it simple —in marriage, grief, joy, whatever. Even in ordinary things—your daily routines of shopping, and so on. Deal as sparingly as possible with the things the world thrusts on you. This world as you see it is on its way out. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31 MSG)

Time is of the essence.

Deal sparingly.

Keep it simple.

(No drama.)

I love that Paul acknowledges how the world can thrust drama into my life, but I can also create my own drama in the “ordinary things.”

Clearly I’m not the enforcer of God’s No Drama Policy, but I definitely aspire.

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