Doubtful Is Dirty
“He that doubteth is condemned if he eat” (Rom. 14:23, R.V.).
Sandy was a thrifty Scot who objected to needless laundry expense, so when he wore a dress shirt to a banquet, he put it away carefully for future use. On one occasion when dressing for such an event, he took a used shirt out of the drawer and examined it with care, hoping to be able to wear it that evening. Not being quite sure of its strict cleanliness, he took it to a window, where he was looking it over under a better light than the room afforded. His wife, Jean, noticed him shaking his head as though fearful that it would not pass careful scrutiny.
“Remember, Sandy,” she called to him, “if its doubtful, its dirty.”
That settled it. The shirt went into the discard and anothera fresh onetook its place. Jeans words may well speak to every believer concerning things about which conscience raises any question whatsoever.