…our own culture dictates what common sense for each one of us.
Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
To a large degree this quote is accurate. It is not practical (makes no common sense) to use chopstick when forks are available to me. But, if I grew up in a culture that used chopsticks my view of common sense on this issue would be far different. That being said, it is also important that we do not take this statement too far. There are object standards of what is right and what is wrong that transcend all cultures. But, as we read Scripture we must work hard to pull out those trans-cultural principles by understanding the “common sense” perspective of the biblical audience.