(1 Corinthians 10:12-22) – Flee from idolatry
Based on what was mentioned in verses 1-11, it would be foolish for someone to think that by ascribing to a pattern of human wisdom, one could still escape the inevitable consequences.
Eventually, thinking and living like the world will lead to deep pain and suffering. Going the opposite direction of the Lord never ends well.
Anytime a person thinks they can keep going apart from God, watch out. History tells us (and God’s word!) that they will eventually fall.
God is a God who provides His children will ample opportunities to escape temptation and to continue in His wisdom. We just need to look for them.
The opportunities He provides to escape temptation will almost always force us to deny ourselves, to say no to what we want and to say yes to what God wants.
And because we belong to Jesus, we have the power to do just that. What we don’t have the power to do is continue living a divided life.
Being connected to Christ in His death and resurrection, we cannot identify or obey the will of idols. A house divided cannot stand.
A undivided devotion to the Lord brings life and peace. We must set aside anything holding us back from being able to do that.