Yesterday, we talked about living to impress God and not others. After verse five in 1 Corinthians 10, Paul continues to use the Israelites as an example to us of how NOT to live. Check these next verses out:
“These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, or worship idols as some of them did. The people celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry” (1 Corinthians 10:6-7 NLT).
Is Paul talking about the Israelites or current day Americans? He continues to list things that we should not be a part of: sexual immorality, testing God, and complaining. Paul ends this saying by writing this to us:
“These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us…” (1 Corinthians 10:11 NLT)
It seems like Paul is very clear on what is unprofitable for us to take part in. Do you agree?
Why do we continue to do these things and live like the Israelites?