Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 13, Sunday Devotion

1 Corinthians 10:14-22

14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. 18 Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? 19 Do I mean then that a sacrifice offered to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. 22 Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

Quick Notes

Flee from idolatry... that is a weird request. What exactly constitutes an idol? Well, it is anything that we put our hope in symbolically rather than Christ. Anything that we trust to bring us through the hard times that is not Christ is idolatry.

Quick Questions

Is there anything you put your trust in above Christ?

Quick Prayerrust

Almighty God, continue to teach me to trust in you. Amen.

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