Read 1 Corinthians 10
The beginning of this chapter recalls the Israelites’ time in the wilderness. Even though God provided all their needs and showed time and time again that He was with them, they chose to worship idols and give in to their evil desires, rather than serve and obey God. Paul issues a harsh warning to believers to “not crave evil things as they [the Israelites] did, or worship idols as some of them did” (1 Cor. 10:6-7, NLT).
God takes sin very seriously. He is a loving and gracious God, but He is also holy and does not tolerate sin. This is why He sent Jesus to earth to die, so that we could live free from wages of sin that lead to death (Romans 6:23) and have our relationship with Him restored. However, once you have accepted God’s gift of forgiveness, sin does not cease to exist. Each of us wake up every day with a choice: will we serve God or serve fleshly desires? Perhaps you have sin in your life that you need to confess to Him. Take a moment to do that right now.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to remember the sacrifice Jesus made so that I could have an abundant life, free from the weight of sin. Thank you for your Holy Spirit working inside me. Thank you that I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. In Jesus’ name, amen!