“You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.” 1 Corinthians 10:21 NIV
This is so hard… Sometimes, as Christians, we want to live with one foot in the world and one foot in heaven. We don’t want to give up our fleshy desires and sit at the table with the Lord, but it doesn’t work like that. We can’t live a double life.
We can’t live like this because if we are true Christ followers, then our lives should be truly transformed…
“Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 1 Corinthians 5:16-17
So if we are truly His, then we should live transformed lives. We shouldn’t be drinking from the cup of demons. What this basically means is that you can’t be doing the same stuff non-Christians are doing. You shouldn’t let unwholesome mouth come out of your mouth (Ephesians 4:29). You shouldn’t be going to parties. You shouldn’t be lying. You shouldn’t be sending that guy inappropriate texts.
We cant live like this also because it doesn’t help our ministry…
Here’s what I mean. Everything you do should be to glorify God. Your life should point others to Him. I mean that’s the purpose of a Christian. So if you call yourself a Christian but you’re still drinking from the same cup and eating at the same table with the demons how is that pointing non-believers to Christ? I mean aren’t Christians supposed to live lives set apart (Romans 12:2)? If we are truly living lives set apart then we should be drinking solely from the Lord’s cup and eating at His table.
This is such a hard topic. It’s something I struggle with constantly. It takes work. So today think about whom you belong to. If you are truly a Christ follower, does your life produce the fruit? What can you do to change that if not?
Have a blessed Thursday!