~MEDITATION~ Exodus 34:10-11 (NIV) 10Then the LORD said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you. 11Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. Éxodo 34:10-11 (NVI) 10—Mira el pacto que hago contigo — respondió el SEÑOR—. A la vista de todo tu pueblo haré maravillas que ante ninguna nación del mundo han sido realizadas. El pueblo en medio del cual vives verá las imponentes obras que yo, el SEÑOR, haré por ti. 11Por lo que a ti toca, cumple con lo que hoy te mando. Echaré de tu presencia a los amorreos, cananeos, hititas, ferezeos, heveos y jebuseos. ~MEDITATION~ Exodus 34:12-14 (NIV) 12Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. 14Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Éxodo 34:12-14 (NVI) 12Ten mucho cuidado de no hacer ningún pacto con los habitantes de la tierra que vas a ocupar, pues de lo contrario serán para ti una trampa. 13Derriba sus altares, y haz pedazos sus piedras sagradas y sus imágenes de la diosa Aserá. 14No adores a otros dioses, porque el SEÑOR es muy celoso. Su nombre es Dios celoso. Paul’s three part argument against eating food offered to idols in an idol temple Love’s argument- Chapter 8,9 Argument from History- Chapter 10:1-13 Theological argument- 10:14-22 Theological argument What we do with our bodies matters- (10:14,15) The example of the Lord’s Supper and of the OT sacrificial system- (10:16-18) There is no middle ground- (10:19, 20) God is a jealous God- (10:21, 22) What we do with our bodies matter The prohibition of 10:14 mirrors the prohibition of 6:18 10:14 “flee from idolatry” 6:18 “Flee from fornication” 10:16,17- The Lord’s Supper represents that we are one body with Christ. 6:15-17- Your bodies are members of Christ; you cannot become one body with a prostitute. The example of the Lord’s Supper and of the OT sacrificial system “We cannot partake the Lord’s Supper as detached observers just as we cannot eat in the idol temple as neutral participants.” “We cannot partake the Lord’s Supper in isolation of our fellow believers just as we cannot eat in the idol temple without being affected by fellow worshippers.” (David Garland) There is no middle ground “When men become so vain in their imaginations as to render divine honor to creatures, rather than to the one God, this punishment is in readiness for them — that they serve Satan.” “For they do not find that “middle place” that they are in search of, but Satan straightway presents himself to them, as an object of adoration, whenever they have turned their back upon the true God.” (John Calvin) God is a jealous God “Will you continue eating at both meals, and thus arouse the Lords’ jealousy, as Israel did in the desert?” (Gordon Fee) Paul does not warn the Corinthians against the power of demons but against the jealousy of the LORD.