1 Corinthians 10:14-22

Aug 13, 2023    Joe Burrows

At the beginning of chapter 8, Paul began the discussion about food being sacrificed to idols. Some within the Corinthian body had no problem with eating food that had been sacrificed to idols. Earlier, Paul dealt with their lack of love for their brothers in prioritizing their own desires to eat that food over what was best for their brothers (see previous section in this study guide). Now, Paul condemns eating the sacrifices, saying those who do are participating in the idolatrous services (1 Corinthians 10:18). Paul condemned this practice by giving two reasons, one positive and one negative. The positive reason is a reminder of the beauty of God’s people participating in right sacrifice. The negative reason is that participating in idolatrous sacrifice is actually demonic.