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1 Corintians 10: Lessons from history

  1. 1. 1 Corinthians 10Lessons from history
  2. 2. All rights reserved by Fabricator of Useless Articles
  3. 3. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"George Santayana
  4. 4. History repeats itself. Has to. No one listensSteve Turner
  5. 5. 1 CORINTHIANS 10: 1-5For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothersand sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloudand that they all passed through the sea.They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in thesea.They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the samespiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock thataccompanied them, and that rock was Christ.Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them;their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
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  7. 7. NUMBERS 14: 1-5That night all the members of the communityraised their voices and wept aloud.All the Israelites grumbled against Moses andAaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “Ifonly we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness!Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only tolet us fall by the sword? Our wives and childrenwill be taken as plunder. Wouldnʼt it be betterfor us to go back to Egypt?”And they said to each other, “We should choosea leader and go back to Egypt.”
  8. 8. Numbers tells a story thatshould never have happened,a story that warns against therejection of Gods plans.Nonetheless, the story revealsthat God remains faithful to hisgracious promise, even whenhis people neglect the meansand aims of grace.
  9. 9. STRUCTURE OF NUMBERS Orientation Ch 1-10 Disorientation Ch 10-21 Reorientation Ch 22-36
  10. 10. “Philosophy will not be able to bring about a directchange of the present state of the world. This is true notonly of philosophy but of all merely human meditationsand endeavors. Only a god can still save us.” Interview in Der Speigel
  11. 11. Weʼredoomed - I tell ye, doomed!
  12. 12. NUMBERS 24: 17“I see him, but not now;I behold him, but not near.A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel.He will crush the foreheads ofMoab, the skulls of all thepeople of Sheth.
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  14. 14. NUMBERS 14: 20-23The LORD replied, “I have forgiven them, as youasked.Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely asthe glory of the LORD fills the whole earth, not oneof those who saw my glory and the signs Iperformed in Egypt and in the wilderness but whodisobeyed me and tested me ten times— not oneof them will ever see the land I promised on oathto their ancestors.No one who has treated me with contempt willever see it.
  15. 15. EXODUS 15: 22-25 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink
  16. 16. EXODUS 15: 22-25 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink
  17. 17. EXODUS 15: 22-25 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink
  18. 18. EZEKIEL 22: 30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall andstand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have todestroy it, but I found no one.
  19. 19. ʻWe were better off in Egyptʼ Num 11:18
  20. 20. ʻWouldnʼt it be better for us to go back toEgypt?ʼ Num 14: 4
  21. 21. NUMBERS 14: 26-35The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: “How long will thiswicked community grumble against me? I have heardthe complaints of these grumbling Israelites. So tellthem, ʻAs surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do toyou the very thing I heard you say: In this wildernessyour bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years oldor more who was counted in the census and who hasgrumbled against me. Not one of you will enter theland I swore with uplifted hand to make your home,except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.As for your children that you said would be taken asplunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you haverejected.
  22. 22. NUMBERS 14: 26-35But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. Your children will be shepherds here for forty years,suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of yourbodies lies in the wilderness. For forty years—one yearfor each of the forty days you explored the land—you willsuffer for your sins and know what it is like to have meagainst you.ʼ I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surelydo these things to this whole wicked community, whichhas banded together against me. They will meet their endin this wilderness; here they will die.”
  23. 23. PHILIPPIANS 2: 14-16Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that youmay become blameless and pure, “children of Godwithout fault in a warped and crooked generation.”Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky asyou hold firmly to the word of life.

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