“YOU CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD AND ALSO THE CUP OF DEMONS” (1Cor 10:21)
⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 2 (12 Sept. 2020)
📖1 Cor 10:14-22; Ps 116:12-13, 17-18 (R.v.17a); Luke 6:43-49
🎤”YOU CANNOT DRINK THE CUP OF THE LORD AND ALSO THE CUP OF DEMONS” (1Cor 10:21)
Syncretism is a very bad attitude. Who is your master? Jesus or the devil?
Don’t be afraid; just follow one. Though I will encourage you to follow Jesus just like the Psalmist who declared, “To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise” (Psalm 116:17).
In 1Cor 10:14-22, St Paul took a definitive position in responding to one of the problems raised in the Corinthian Church, which is on how the converts are to behave in relation to the pagans. The summary of the response is faithfulness and sacrifice.
Most times, challenges and difficulties force us to begin to seek solutions from sources other than God.
👉🏽How do you react when you have prayed for miracle and breakthrough and a complete opposite happens?
👉🏽Have you prayed for peace in your family and still the devil is playing prank with you?
👉🏽Have you been praying for good health but instead getting worse?
Even in all these, St Paul says, we are more than conquerors through Christ who loves and strengthens us (Rom 8:37).
So do not allow the devil to draw you away from the love of Christ. Build a solid foundation around the person of Christ so that you may bear good and lasting fruit (see Luke 6:43-49).
He said that we should learn from him (cf. Matt 11:29) and in Matt 26:39 he gave us an example to follow – everything should be channelled towards doing the will of God.
May God strengthen you today especially as you wade through the different challenges of life so that after your faith has been tested in fire, you may reap the joy of serving the Lord. Amen.
Have a victorious weekend over the powers of the devil. Peace be with you.