Exploring Corinthians #17
Learning From Others Mistakes
Learning From Others Mistakes
Has anyone here ever mad a mistake?
I made a costly mistake this week with a kitchen counter.
There’s a difference in learning from other’s mistakes and your own.
It’s a lot easier to forget the lesson when someone else has paid the price.
It’s a lot easier to remember when you’re the one paying for your mistake.
Paul wants to spare Corinth the suffering produced by sin by reminding them of things their forefathers got wrong.
All throughout 1 Corinthians Paul is focusing on Sexual Immorality and Idolatry and today we will look at what Paul says about our forefathers and the Recurring sins throughout the generations.
All throughout 1 Corinthians Paul is focusing on Sexual Immorality and Idolatry and today we will look at how those same sins cost the children of God a great price many years ago.
1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.” 8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. 12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Verses 1-4 speak of the encounter the children of Israel had with God.
Many people believe that they only need one encounter but today Paul reminds us that we need more then just A encounter, we need Encounter(S).
Verse 5 Many people who had experienced the power of God failed to walk in it and as a result, died in the wilderness.
Verse 6 On the bright side…we can learn from their mistakes. They have become examples of what NOT to do.
Verse 7 Is about Idolatry
They ate and drank
They rose up to play
Verse 8 Is about sexual immorality
In one day 23,000 died.
Verse 9 and 10 Paul reminds us not to complain against God or God’s man with the plague of serpents and the destroying cloud.
Verse 11 These things are all for our example to keep us from making the same mistakes.
Verse 12 Be humble
Verse 13 You’re not alone… others have fought the same battles you are fighting.
But God is faithful
God will not allow you to be tempted with too much.
God will always make a way of escape for you.