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Exodus - A Foreshadowing


Exodus ~ A Foreshadowing
tried to explain it to the good people of Corinth.
For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our
fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea;
and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; and
all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual
drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which
followed them; and the rock was Messiah. Nevertheless, with
most of them God was not well pleased; for they were laid low in
the wilderness.
Now these things happened as examples for us, so that
we would not crave evil things as they also craved. Do not be
idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, "THE PEOPLE
SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY."
Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three
thousand fell in one day. Nor let us try the Lord, as some of
them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. Nor grumble, as
some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now
these things happened to them as an example, and they
were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the
ages have come.
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he
does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is
common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be
tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will
provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to
endure it. Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as
to wise men; you judge what I say. (1 Corinthians 10:1-15)
That was a lot of information to take in, so letÔs take it bit by bit so
that we can understand what Paul was teaching. First, though, IÔd like to
remind us all of who Paul was and what he believed, so that we can then
better understand what he is trying to teach us here.
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Throughout the Scriptures we find references to the Exodus of GodÔs
people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. Most of us simply view the
Exodus as merely a story to be told to our children in Sunday school. A
closer look reveals so much more. The Apostle Paul understood this, and
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