If you don’t give in or give up, what do you do? You give over whatever you’re struggling with to God. And we all struggle. Strangely, freedom from Christ (and his ways) isn’t freedom. Freedom in Christ is freedom. So if you want freedom, start surrendering.
Giving in is one thing. But give in enough, and eventually you might decide that you no longer believe what you used to believe about a subject. So instead of giving in, you give up. Been there? Are God’s standards just too harsh? Too demanding? But people who have given up eventually must face one thing: the God they gave up on hasn’t given up on them.
Sometimes it can feel impossible to stay true to your convictions. So you give in. Just once. Which often becomes twice, or three times. Often people give in because it seems like there’s no other way out. And if there is a God why does he allow you to be tempted? Is it even possible to stay true to your convictions?
So...is morality relative? Ask most people, and they’ll tell you it is: what’s true for me isn’t automatically true for you. But at the heart of moral relativity is an interesting assumption—that moral compromise compromises no one. What if there is a cost to moral relativity? A cost that you’re paying?