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1 Corinthians 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

Idol worship was the major expression of religion in Corith. There were several pagan temples in the city, and they were very popular. The statues of wood or stone were not evil in themselves, but people gave them credit for what only God could do, such as provide good weather, crops, and children, idolatry is still a serious problem today, but it takes a different form. We don’t put our trust in statures of wood and stone, but in paper money and plastic cards.

Lets Bring it Home: Trusting anything for what God alone provides is idolatry. Our modern idols are those symbols of power, pleasure, or prestige that we so highly regard. When we understand contemporary parallels to idolatry, Paul’s words to “flee from idolatry” become much more meaningful.

 

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