Passage: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
The Corinthian Christians were in danger, and they didn’t know it! They were committing sins that had plagued ancient Israel while in the wilderness. The Israelites were guilty of idolatry, adultery, testing God and grumbling against God’s will. The Corinthians were falling into the same sins. Paul saw this danger, and he gave a large portion of his letter to addressing it. In this passage, he beckons the Corinthians to consider the history of Israel, that they might avoid the same sins! More than that, he directs their attention to God, who alone is faithful and who consistently provides means of escaping temptation.
May we all, after considering this passage, draw nearer to God in dependence upon him as we seek to live in a way that pursues holiness.
"Vigilant Holiness" 1 Corinthians 10:1-13