What does it mean to eat things sacrificed to Idols
The definition of eating -1eat
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Definition of EAT
: to take in through the mouth as food : ingest, chew, and swallow in turn
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
34:10-17 The Israelites are commanded to destroy every monument of idolatry, however curious or costly; to refuse all alliance, friendship, or marriage with idolaters, and all idolatrous feasts; and they were reminded not with idolaters, and all idolatrous feats; and they were reminded not to repeat the crime of making molten images. Jealously is called the rage of a man, Pr 6:34; but in God it is holy and just displeasure. Those cannot worship God aright, who do not worship him only.
God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies
Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible
For thou shall worship no other god,…. Than the Lord their God, the one only living and true God, which was the first command given to the people of Israel, and binding upon all men:
for the Lord whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; his name and nature answer to one another; he admits of no rival or competitor in worship; he will not give his glory to another god, or one so called, nor his praise to graven images; and in this he is distinguished from all nominal and fictitious gods, who have many joined with them, and are rivals of them, which gives them no concern, because insensible; but it is otherwise with the Lord, who knows the dishonour done him, and resents it, and is as jealous of any worship being given to another, as the husband is of the honour of his marriage bed; for idolatry is spiritual adultery,
Prophecy News and Views Commentary
We have all heard the term you are what you eat. And in this case even the act of eating things sacrificed to idols is a form of honor and worship of another. This is spiritual adultery not only that those who participate in this are not eating the bible for their nutrition throughout their days and nights they are chewing on other things and digesting it and then the sin comes out of the heart that builds on that thing they have eaten then all kinds of vile things proceed out. We must love our neighbour as our self and love the Lord our God with all of our hearts minds souls and strength, and not fall into the trap of putting anything before him. If we do in pride deny this, those things that we say we do not worship that consume our time, we are worshipping those things; thus eating those things. obsessions with judging others and obsessions with gossip, and accusation, even self righteousness, pride and unforgiveness this can be an evil stronghold, that can be broken by the Lord. I had to repent of these very things, God is wonderful. Have you unknowingly been eating things sacrificed by idols? No one is perfect it is a good idea to repent. examine yourself. This is not just a physical act of eating but it is also a spiritual act. Just as the physical act of adultery there is also a spiritual act of adultery. Every evil can proceed out of the heart unguarded without the Word of God. Are you sacrificing your time to be on social networks all the time when you should be praying and fellowshipping physically with others? This could also be a form of eating things sacrificed to idols going with various winds of doctrines that is not in the Word of God. This leads into false worship of another and not the worship of the living God. This is outright rebellion we must all be careful with the Living God.