Choosing the Dark or Light Side

One of the greatest examples of this dilemma in popular culture can be found in Star Wars. All the films present the idea that everything is done in service of either the Force or the dark side. Jedi strive to serve only the will of the Force, and Sith serve the dark side. But no one can serve both. Each action a character takes is a step in one direction or the other. They can choose to be led by fear (dark) or by peace (light). They can serve their own ambition to gain power (dark), or they can serve the common good to bring balance (light). Ephesians 6 describes our spiritual warfare in a similar way. Or we can return to Romans 14, where Paul says, in verse 23, “Whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.” Whatever we do that is not for the sake of Christ is sin.