“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
Have you ever met a person that just wanted it all? In them not knowing what they really want, they find themselves desiring a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I have a feeling there are many who wrestle with being indecisive, and so what we find ourselves doing is riding the neutral zone for as long as we can in hopes of being undetected. When we were children no expected anything from us, and then as we reached our adult years we are ushered into the reality that grown-up life expects everything from us. How do we cope?
Well, some people are brave enough to choose a side and stick to it, but there are others that see the benefits of straddling both sides due to them simply wanting to gratify themselves. How many times have you said you wanted to stop indulging in a bad behavior, and yet you continue to hang out with the very people that are doing what you have vowed to stay away from? You continue to hang out with them because it makes you feel good , and they help you to forget your current problems. What is more troublesome is the next day you are sitting around co-workers blending in pretending you never did anything at all.
Oh yes, eating from both tables only to be left worse than you were before.
As a servant of the Lord, God asks for you to choose so that everyone knows where you stand and stick to it. But please don’t sit in the church pews, give your tithe, sing the spiritual hymnals with misty eyes while offering up your prayer, only to walk out and make plans to to go to a strip club later. You cannot eat from both tables because, at heart you are either one or the other. You might be able to fool people , but know that you cannot fool God.
Take my advice, choose what cup you are drinking from today. I chose Jesus, for when you drink from His cup you are declaring ,outwardly, that you are apart of the New Covenant for all to see. Be not ashamed of the Gospel…
So I ask, do people know who you really are, and what cup have you been drinking from today?