KEY VERSE: “And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods” (Numbers 25:2).
Sinners will continue to invite God’s people to the “sacrifices of their gods,” which come in various forms and shapes. The gods, in this sense, refer to every influence secular or spiritual that rules over one’s life.
These include fashion, sports, lifestyles, careers, entertainment, religion, business, relationships and worldviews that do not glorify God which without knowing, destroy the spiritual life of God’s people. This was why the hymn writer said: Yield not to temptation, For yielding is sin; Each victory will help you Some other to win; Fight manfully onward, Dark passions subdue; Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through. Careless Christians, who do not have daily fellowship with Jesus Christ, will be caught in the dragnet of the Devil, bowing “down to their gods” in various ways. But saints who heed the Master’s warnings can always shun the enemy’s invitations and avoid the attendant abominable acts.
Challenge: Resist the Devil to avoid falling into his traps.
Prayer: O Lord, grant me the grace to shun Satan’s invitations.
Quote: Shun the enemy’s invitations
Bible Reading in one Year: Deuteronomy 7:1-6; II Corinthians 6:14-18.