(Read and Follow the Directions)
Old wisdom is not necessarily outdated. There’s good merit to this council from Susan Wesley, that I read today in the Ensign Magazine.
We can follow the timeless advice that Susanna Wesley gave in 1725 to her son John, a founder of Methodism:
“Would you judge the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, [of the innocence of malignity of actions? Take this rule.] Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.”