Bible: 1 Cor 10:1-11

Learning from Israel’s Failures

10:1 For I do not want you to be unaware, 1  brothers and sisters, 2  that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea, 10:2 and all were baptized 3  into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. 10:5 But God was not pleased with most of them, for they were cut down in the wilderness. 10:6 These things happened as examples for us, so that we will not crave evil things as they did. 10:7 So do not be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 4  10:8 And let us not be immoral, as some of them were, and twenty-three thousand died in a single day. 5  10:9 And let us not put Christ 6  to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. 7  10:10 And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel. 8  10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written for our instruction, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

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