Saturday, April 7, 2007

Caution

1Co 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Co 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Co 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
1Co 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.


It says they all ate the same spiritual meat, which for us is the Word of God, and they drank the same spiritual drink, which is the Holy Ghost and they were all followed by the Rock which was Christ. But they did not all reach the same conclusion.

We all read the same bible, we all carry the same Jesus within us, and we all seek the same Holy Spirit, but we do not reach the same conclusions. What’s up with that? With many, God will not be pleased. How can we all be fed from the same resources and wind up at different ends?

1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Co 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1Co 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
1Co 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
1Co 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.


Paul said the ends of the world were come on them of Corinth. Surely we are closer now than they were then. So these warnings are even more critical. There are preachers that preach peace and security and they would have people be calm and secure in their salvation, not fearing anything. But, Paul says right here, “let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” I don’t think we should be quite so complacent as some are.

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