Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.”
(1 Corinthians 10:7)
Paul tells the Corinthians they are in danger, as were the children Moses led – they are putting things other than God first in their lives. We are often guilty of the same failing, being more concerned about our lives and livelihoods than than the eternal life God calls us to with Him.
We may not be doing this intentionally, but the effect is the same. Anything that distracts us from our relationship with God can be an idol. We must ensure that our desires are not placed higher than His desires for us.
Gracious God, help us to focus on loving You and our brothers and sisters more than anything else we do. May our lives reflect Your love for all things. Amen.