1Corinthians 10: 14 – 22

(Yesterday 1Cor 10: 1-21)

March 23, 2022

14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?

19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?

20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

20 and 21; Matt 6:24 we can’t serve two masters and verses 20 and 21, above, is another reminder. We are to be of the world but not in the world and that’s where idolatry lies, in this world. This idolatry stuff is subtle, sneaky; I found myself one day watching live feed of the People’s Convoy in Maryland/DC. Truth be told, it was more than one day. From it’s arrival in Maryland I’ve watched the morning meetings, the daily convoy around the Beltway in DC, the evening meeting. Every day. Until a couple of days ago when the Holy Spirit Who loves me enough, slapped me upside my head and asked me what I was doing. Good question. I just sort of hung my head and apologized. He was right, of course – our Comforter, our Teacher. So now I just check in with the morning and evening meetings and that’s it. Because somehow it was becoming more and more important to me and compared to Christ and all that He’s given me, this event is nothing. Is less than nothing.

But that’s how subtle idolatry is … sneaks in without us even being aware. So, now, using these verses, become aware; make sure that there’s nothing in your life that is more important than Jesus.

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