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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

1 Corinthians 10

Corinthian Idol

Summary:
We are like Moses' companions in the desert. We have been looked after. We've been given food and drink and safety. They died in their sin, and that it a warning to us. Don't fall to temptation! It is never irresistable.

We eat of Christ's cup and meal. We can't share that with idols. Idols are demons. Don't test God like that!

You have a freedom in Christ. You can eat anything offered by anyone without worry, but you should probably hold back if someone makes a big deal out of it.
Whatever you do, glorify God.


Key verses:
13. God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
31. So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

My thoughts:
Nothing is irresistable. Seriously, nothing is. Whatever you're struggling with, you can overcome it. That's God's promise to you. Pretty sweet.

Either that or it makes you feel heinously guilty because now you feel that you should get over your sins. Whatever floats your boat.

Yea... so Paul's main point is, don't muck around with idols. This is truly basic stuff for Christians, but that really is the theme for 1 Corinthians. Giving some babies some milk.

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