Hello, my brothers and sisters in Christ. It is a pleasure to meet you again in the Daily Devotional reading. Today’s very important Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 8:5. It is the one that gives the answer to many questions. This scripture puts everything in its place: There are no gods. There is the only one true God.
Devotional for Today February 10
So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” (full text at 1 Corinthians 8:1-6)
There is only One True God
What we need to know is that “there is the only one God” and “there are no other gods”. Paul spells God with a capital G. Because God is one and the only one.
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Meanwhile, the name “gods” is spelled with a lower case “g”. It refers to the various forces of nature, spiritual beings, and demons that people mistakenly refer to as gods.
That is why the Apostle Paul gives an accurate answer once and for all: there is the only one God. There are no other gods.
I believe that Christians should have no questions about this topic after these words of Paul.
The Trap of False gods
Many people fall into the trap of false teachings and start worshipping idols that are man-made. Behind a man-made idol may be a demon. He takes pleasure and feels victorious when people worship him as God.
There are also people of ill-will who claim to be able to control such gods by magic. They promise that the cult of such gods will bring success, money, and fame.
But we have the knowledge of the truth and we realize that such things are just manipulation and deception. They lead to destruction. They lead to the hell.
That is why every Christian must be very attentive when he hears the popular teachings of today about “energy”, “the Universe”, harmony with cosmic energy, etc. It is very possible that this is the idol worship referred to in 1 Corinthians.
Worship the true God and serve Him alone
Always, in all circumstances of life, remember Jesus’ words: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” (Matthew 4:10)
And now say AMEN. And let this position be rock solid.
Prayer for Today
True and the only God, You alone are worthy of my worship and thanksgiving. In Your hands alone do I place my life. You alone give me life, You are the ultimate goal of my life. And You are the only One I love and seek all the days of my life, even unto death. Amen.
Also read: Devotional for February 9