1 Corinthians 10:18-24
As we open our Bibles today, we discover that God is greatly concerned about a divided loyalty among his children. Certainly we can understand this in our human relationships, particularly with regard to marriage, as the Bible refers to many times. Husbands and wives who love their spouses are not at all ok with their spouses carrying on affairs with other people, or flirting with others, or kissing others, or even holding other peoples’ hands! By nature, we understand that our love, affection, and loyalty is an exclusive thing- one of the great joys of marriage is belonging to a person who belongs to you, and has given you their heart and soul. And God is greatly concerned with this sort of loyalty as well- he requires that we sit in fellowship exclusively with the one who saved us. We must not divide our time and loyalty among false gods- there is only one God, he has loved us completely, he has offered us great and eternal salvation, and he requires our wholehearted loyalty and commitment in return.