There are a number of things I can think of that I’m sure are displeasing to God, but are not listed
One might be a “Bacon-eating contest.” It’s not listed in the Bible as a sin, but surely
it could be harmful to your body, to see whether you can eat more bacon that the other guy. And there are other food contests
like pie-eating that can make some people sick, just thinking about it.
And I personally think I’d walk out of the cake-cutting at a wedding when the bride in her beautiful
gown that took weeks to decide on, and cost Dad a pretty penny, and the groom in his fancy tux…smashing pieces of the
cake in each other’s faces. Can God be pleased with such shenanigans?
Another that hurts me, because I grew up in times where you were fortunate if the old family car would START,
much less get in a contest of cars ramming into each other until only one is left. I saw one of those contests and don’t
plan on seeing another. Of course folks today who didn’t see the depression of the 30’s can’t understand,
and probably disagree with me. They’re fortunate to be living in a much different era.
And you know, having grown up in a time when, if you could afford some firecrackers, you shot them one at
a time, to make them last, and so I never see a big, beautiful fireworks display, without thinking what it cost. I’m
not against it; I’m just from a time when you saved string and pieces of baling wire…just in case you’d
need it sometime.
Since God has seen all of the centuries of time and has seen all the rich and the poor times, maybe he understands
when folks can afford to put on a show for all to enjoy, or people who get a kick out of messing up their face and clothing
with pieces of cake. After all, He looks on our hearts, and whether we believe in Him. Maybe He just says, “Ah, let
them have a little fun.”
If in doubt, talk with Him about it. He’ll guide you right.