Are You Living for God or Satan?

I do believe that today’s lesson is going to be very short and sweet on my end.

It all boils down to this; are you living for God or are you living for Satan? You can’t do both. There is no “middle ground” in this. If you are not being obedient to God, then sadly, your life is being run by Satan.

You can’t say that you are a Christian, that you love the Lord, but then go out and party and get drunk on the weekends. You can’t say you love the Lord, but then lie, cheat, and steal your way through life but throw in a church service here or there to keep up appearances. It just doesn’t work like that.

I’m not saying that those who love the Lord never have their failings, or that they don’t ever commit a sin; we all know that is simply not true. To me though, there is a huge difference in having a shortcoming now and then (and asking for forgiveness!) than to simply ignore God and His teachings, and go about your merry way until you reach your deathbed.

1 Corinthians 10:14:

“So, dear friends, carefully avoid idol worship of every kind.” ~ (TLB)

“Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.” ~ (NASB)

What is idolatry? The dictionary gives this definition:

— noun
1.  the worship of idols
2. excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

Movie star worship? Idolatry.
People that scream/cry/faint at a concert of their favorite musician out of sheer blind adoration? Idolatry.
There are a thousand and one examples I could give, but you probably get the gist of it.

Next we look at 1 Corinthians 10:21:

“You cannot drink from the cup at the Lord’s Table and at Satan’s table, too. You cannot eat bread both at the Lord’s Table and at Satan’s table.” ~ (TLB)

“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.” ~ (NASB)

Pretty simply put. Not really a whole lot you can add to that.

Are you living for God, or are you allowing the demons to rule your world?

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Derek Close
    April 4, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Can’t serve two masters.

    • Reply
      Tori
      April 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Exactly!

  • Reply
    Dianna
    April 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Exactly, I also am reminded of people that create their own “designer” religions by picking and choosing what they want and don’t want to do from each one. That is not Loving the Lord and when I read those verses that is what I thought of.

    • Reply
      Tori
      April 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

      Designer religions … I like that! lol So true, though. Either you believe the Bible is the word of God or you don’t, but you can’t just pick certain things out that you want to follow.

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    Susan Parish
    April 4, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I totally agree with you Tori about the middle ground. 1st Corinthians 10:21 puts to rest the saying,” walking the fence.” There’s really no such thing. I’m very sad in my heart for the people whose eyes haven’t been opened to this truth yet. Idols… knowing that there are too many to mention… I have to painfully ask God what idols I have

    • Reply
      Tori
      April 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Absolutely, Susan. I believe we all have “idols” that we have to ask God to remove. Some things people don’t even realize are taking the place of God in their lives, and we have to ask Him what they are!

  • Reply
    Wanda Tumlin
    April 5, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I think the, “Designer God”, is today’s modern idol. How many times have we heard people say they are Christians, “but you know the Bible is just a lot of fables and allegories. You know a man couldn’t really: be swallowed by a whale, put two of every animal on an ark, part the Red Sea, keep making bread using an empty oil flask, feed 5,000 with a small basket of fish and bread, etc.” My answer to that is, “Why not?” A God that can create this entire universe and everything in it, can certainly do any of those things with ease.

    • Reply
      Tori
      April 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      That’s right! Our God is capable of anything and everything.

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