Friday, July 12, 2013
Read 1 Corinthians 10.
I really enjoy reading and teaching the stories in the old testament. I believe they are factual as written, provided to show us failures so we do not repeat them. They also give insights into the heroes which are more fallible than we might like to think. Paul lists several specific stories and the consequences. If you have read the stories you may notice there are more about failures than successes. There are so many ways we can fail but only one way to succeed. I also find it so incredible that people who had such a powerful witness of God could turn back to idols. Get the lesson, it can happen to anyone. This is why studying the whole bible and grouping with other believers is so important. We all need friends that are not afraid to tell us when we screw up, too many times we don't want to hurt someones feelings.