1 Corinthians 10 Be Careful not to Fall

Sometimes we can feel superior, like we would never fail ourselves, in a sense flirting with the devil and it is at that point that we fall again into sin. In terms of 1 Corinthians 8 you might feel very confident that you would never think of idol worship as anything. In fact, you could easily go to the temple, even eat there, and be totally unaffected by what happens there. Yet, Paul tells us that this is precisely where we can fall! It could be a bit like a happily married man flirting with a woman in his office but confident that it would only remain flirting and that it would never go to another level. Isn’t he risking a great deal doing that!  It could be like a reformed alcoholic going with his mates to the pub and thinking that he would never be tempted to pick up a drink – despite the atmosphere or his mates urging him on.