TODAY’S MEDITATION – From what cup are you drinking? (1 Corinthians 10:21-22)

Today’s passage says: “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. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?” My brother, my sister, as a follower of Christ, you must give your total allegiance to the Lord. You cannot have a share in the “cup of the Lord” and a share in the “cup of demons.” Unfortunately, many believers eat at the table of the Lord, as they commune with Christ and identify with His death and resurrection, but they continue drinking from the cup of demons by identifying with Satan through their worship, their lifestyle, their actions or promotion of evil or worldly activities. You see, we all have to make choices every day! Most of our choices have this dual aspect: they can be right or wrong attached to them. For example what you wear, eat say or do can be right or wrong… in other words, it can either promote Christians values and love or Satan’s lack of moral values and lack of love. Now, as a believer, you are called to change your worldly attitudes or pleasures into worship to the Lord in a way that your actions will become a witness for Christ (1 Corinthians 9:19-22), for you will be doing your best, motivated by the desire to live a life pleasing to God and to help others know Christ (1 Corinthians 9:23). Yes, whatever you pretend to do as a follower of Christ should be weighed, measured and checked beforehand because you may end up promoting Satan by trying to lead two lives, trying to follow both Christ and the crowd or the world. The Bible says it clearly: you can’t do both at the same time. The choice is ONE: Christ alone! You cannot say you are a follower of Christ while the world is still omnipresent in your mind and life. There is no leeway or neutral ground that allows you to make compromises. Christ says: “I am the bread of life” (John 6:35), “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” (John 11:25)… My friend, the choice is yours… “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]