DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 17 January 2022 — Flee Idolatry

DCLM Higher Everyday 17 January 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Flee Idolatry



6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

MEMORY VERSE: “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry” (1 CORINTHIANS 10:14).


Idolatry is the practice of worshipping an object, image, animal, personality or deity. Idolatry implies denial or rejection of the Lordship, Supremacy and Sovereignty of the Almighty God. Apostle Paul in our text warns the Corinthian Christians to flee (run from) idolatry.

Idolatry does not always mean to erect or bow down to an image, but also means worshipping or placing value on anything or anyone above God. Idolatry could be in the form of hero worshipping (in the world of music, sports, entertainment, politics or technology); the love of money or fashion; placing one’s parents, wealthy persons or a spiritual figure above God.

God will never share His glory with anyone nor give His praise to graven images because He is a jealous God (Isaiah 42:8). God must be first in your life and endeavours. This is only possible when you are saved by grace through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. There should be supreme love for God and His glory in your heart. Hence, you need to pray for the sanctification experience.

QUOTE: God will never share His glory with anyone.

CHALLENGE: Give God His supreme place in your life.

PRAYER: Lord, dethrone anyone or anything taking Your place in my life.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)