THEME: IDOL WORSHIP
1 Corinthians 10:7-9 NIV
“Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.”
-It is common for people who worship idols to eat, drink and offer libations to their gods. As such worship takes place, dancing, sexual immorality and other canal desires please their souls. Luke 17:27 reveals that, during the day of Noah, people were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day he entered the ark that the flood came and destroyed them all. Also, during the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, people indulged in sexual immorality and were oblivious of fact that there was looming judgement. Ezekiel 23:17-20 links the sexual immorality of Babylon to idolatry. 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, also reveals that sexual immorality is a form of idolatry since our bodies are members of Christ Himself. When we participate in sexual immorality, we unite the members of Christ with a prostitute, for two become one flesh. Since we are not our own as Christ purchased us at a price, we are called to flee from sexual immorality since our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit.
Merciful Savior we appreciate You for loving us and caring for us. Thank You for laying Your life for our salvation. May You deliver us from any form of idolatry and sexual immorality, show us Your way of truth. May You forgive us, our family members, the youth, our society, churches, leaders, and nation from all our sins and wash us with Your precious blood merciful Savior. May You train our hearts seek You first and have an intimate relationship with You Holy Spirit. May You cleanse us from all unrighteousness and forgive us for the many times that we have grieved You Holy Spirit. May You enlighten our steps and guide us in our coming in and going out. Make all our plans succeed according to Your will and Your promises upon our lives and generations. We are more than conquerors in You Jesus Christ. We shall prosper and be of good health. May You heal all those who are sick in our families and among us loving Savior. No plan of the devil fashioned against our lives shall prosper and no tongue raised against us shall prevail in Jesus name. We are victorious in You Jesus because Babylon has fallen. May You be our ever present help in times of need, and provide rain and food to those who are affected by drought. May You help the citizen of Taiwan who have been affected by Earthquakes. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Revelation 18:3