Passage: 1_Corinthians 10:14~11:1  

Keyverse: 31

1. Flee from idolatry (14-22)

Paul had just warned the Corinthian Christians about displeasing God, using examples from Israel's history. Paul gave them a concluding warning to flee from idolatry. Apparently, the Corinthians thought it was not a problem to participate in both Christian eating fellowship and in the eating of food sacrificed to idols. They were playing a dangerous game! The seemingly innocuous practice of eating sacrificial food leads to idol worship. No one can serve both God and idols. As Christians, our only aim in worship and in obedience is to the one and only God, Father of Jesus Christ our Lord.

2. Follow the example of Christ (10:23-11:1)

We certainly have the freedom to do anything we want. Food sacrificed to idols is nothing. We have freedom to eat anything we want. But Paul reminded the Corinthians that freedom should be tempered with love and concern for others. If acting on our freedoms causes another to stumble, we shouldn't do that act. Our aim shouldn't be to satisfy our own desires. Our aim, as Christians, is to glorify God in everything we do.

Prayer: Help me to use my freedom in Christ wisely, to build up my brothers and sisters, and to glorify God.

One Word: Do it all for the glory of God.