Scripture: 1Corinthians 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warning for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.
Observation: These things happened TO THEM…as a warning FOR US. In the previous verses, four examples are given: idolatry, sexual immorality, testing God, and grumbling. Each was punished by God and recorded so that others would learn.
Application: It is good for me to learn from the mistakes of others. Although not the only place, surely one of the best places to learn such lessons is in the Bible. The Bible does not hide the sins and mistakes of leaders. How I limit my understanding of God’s ways when I neglect reading His Word!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the Bible! Thank you for not covering up the faults of the leaders. I do not have to be perfect to be used by You. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!