Warnings for Us

(A summary of 1 Corinthians 10:1-14)

By Scarlett Stough

Warning one: Don't be ignorant of the history of Israel. God guided Israel out of slavery, out of Egypt. As Moses led Israel according to God's direction so Jesus leads his people, people who come from all nations. Jesus was their Rock; he is our Rock, spiritually feeding us.

Warning two: These examples are meant to keep us from setting our hearts on evil.

Warning three: Do not be idolaters, putting your faith in something other than God.

Warning four: Do not commit sexual immorality.

Warning five: Do not test the Lord.

Warning six: Do not grumble against God.

Warning seven: Be careful that you don't fall into temptation.

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10:12-14

God is faithful. We do not always understand the "why" of our present circumstances, but we can always place our faith in the Creator God who sustains and rules the universe. His power, wisdom and love are sufficient to meet all our needs. Believe and trust him enough to obey his instructions (Matthew 7:21-29).

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