Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Only One

“…we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.” (1 Corinthians 8:4)

            You know why the devil is called the “prince of the power of the air”? Because it is all an illusion of power.  There are no real idols or real powers beyond Jehovah. 

            We make our idols out of the imagination of our hearts and then treat them like they are real.  The adoration of others – that’s not real.  You would be shocked by what those folks will say behind your back.  The power of wealth – that’s not real.  It can be removed in a second, and even when you have it, you cannot find joy in it.  The idol of idle – that’s not real.  A life of indolence and relaxation quickly turns to hopelessness and a lack of meaning.

There is no God but one.  Everything else is a bunch of paper tigers.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Questions to ask:

  1. How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
  2. What are the central themes in Paul’s preaching and teaching which are being emphasized, or how are the central themes in this epistle being emphasized in today’s reading?
  3. How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
  4. What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
  5. How does this show the “good news” of the gospel? How can I share that with someone else?

This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul.  If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: