Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise people; you then, judge what I say. Is the cup of blessing which we bless not a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is the bread which we break not a sharing in the body of Christ? Since there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf. Look at the people of Israel; are those who eat the sacrifices not partners in the altar? What do I mean then? That food sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but I say that things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? We are not stronger than He, are we?
All things are permitted, but not all things are of benefit. All things are permitted, but not all things build people up. No one is to seek his own advantage, but rather that of his neighbor. Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions, for the sake of conscience; for the earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains. If one of the unbelievers invites you and you want to go, eat anything that is set before you without asking questions, for the sake of conscience. But if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of that one who informed you and for the sake of conscience; Now by “conscience” I do not mean your own, but the other person’s; for why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience? If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered about that for which I give thanks?
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God. Do not offend Jews or Greeks, or the church of God; just as I also please everyone in all things, not seeking my own benefit but the benefit of the many, so that they may be saved."
In writing I often become the example. I cannot help but be truthful. I am to write what I am to write.
Idolatry has been the problem with mankind since its beginning. I have struggled with it both knowingly and unknowingly. Everyone does. It is rampant in our world.
My fears are always being thrown in my face by God's enemies. I am a problem solver in things in life. When I can't it bothers me greatly.
The battle is more real than anyone wants to admit. Lives are at stake. People are heading either to Heaven or Hell every single second. Satan knows the Bible better than you or I. He's been trying to prove any part of it wrong since the dawn of creation. He knows the times and history of mankind. Knows what's happening today and what's coming.
But that takes all the fun out of life! I want to enjoy life! I don't want to hear about all this doom and gloom! These indeed might be your thoughts.
If you die without Christ as your Savior, you'll never enjoy anything else in eternity again.
If you are saved and only live to enjoy life, then you are missing out on your calling in Christ Jesus.
Life is more than what we see in it. Life is a Spiritual journey, a Spiritual thing.
It's not about possessions or about money, prestige, power or anything else. All of that is laid waste before Christ Jesus. All of those things belong to God.
Our hands on them but we do not own them.
What are you doing to live life right in the eyes of God?
What are you doing to help others in Christ?
What are you doing about your selfishness?
Would you even recognize your enemy?
If a man's enemy will be members of his own house, what does it tell you about the severity of this fight?