We don’t want to treat temptation carelessly, but rather look to the Lord for help to escape it safely.

We don’t want to treat temptation carelessly, but rather look to the Lord for help to escape it safely.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 1 Corinthians 10:1–13 (Listen) Warning Against Idolatry 10:1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers,1 that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock…

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These ceremonial purifications reminded the people of the purification Christ would give them once and for all (see also Luke 2:22-32).

These ceremonial purifications reminded the people of the purification Christ would give them once and for all (see also Luke 2:22-32).

BibleGateway: Leviticus 12:1-8 ESV Text: Leviticus 12:1-8 Leviticus 12 (Listen) Purification After Childbirth 12:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean. 3 And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 4 Then she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her purifying. She…

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The apostle disciplined himself carefully so as not to lead others or himself away from the prize in Christ Jesus.

The apostle disciplined himself carefully so as not to lead others or himself away from the prize in Christ Jesus.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 1 Corinthians 9:19–27 (Listen) 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law…

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Sometimes just because we are permitted to do something doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do it.

Sometimes just because we are permitted to do something doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do it.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 1 Corinthians 8 (Listen) Food Offered to Idols 8:1 Now concerning1 food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.2 4 Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an…

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The apostle Paul reiterates God’s intent for the marriage relationship. God wants husbands and wives to stay together until parted by death.

The apostle Paul reiterates God’s intent for the marriage relationship. God wants husbands and wives to stay together until parted by death.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 7:1-14 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-14 1 Corinthians 7:1–14 (Listen) Principles for Marriage 7:1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does…

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The deaths of Nadab and Abihu reminded Israel of the need for holiness before the Lord.

The deaths of Nadab and Abihu reminded Israel of the need for holiness before the Lord.

BibleGateway: Leviticus 10:1-11 ESV Text: Leviticus 10:1-11 Leviticus 10:1–11 (Listen) The Death of Nadab and Abihu 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized1 fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD has said:…

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Those who continue in sexual immorality without repentance are rejecting the Lord Jesus who bought them with His own blood.

Those who continue in sexual immorality without repentance are rejecting the Lord Jesus who bought them with His own blood.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 1 Corinthians 6:9–20 (Listen) 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous1 will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,2 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the…

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Get rid of what is sinful so that it does not corrupt everything around it.

Get rid of what is sinful so that it does not corrupt everything around it.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 1 Corinthians 5 (Listen) Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church 5:1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. 3 For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as…

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We should not pridefully despise the spiritual leaders whom God has placed over us.

We should not pridefully despise the spiritual leaders whom God has placed over us.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 4:6-17 ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6-17 1 Corinthians 4:6–17 (Listen) 6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,1 that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7 For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as…

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It is wise to train your children in the ways of the Lord. They won’t follow His paths naturally because none of us do.

It is wise to train your children in the ways of the Lord. They won’t follow His paths naturally because none of us do.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 22:6-16 ESV Text: Proverbs 22:6-16 Proverbs 22:6–16 (Listen) 6   Train up a child in the way he should go;    even when he is old he will not depart from it.7   The rich rules over the poor,    and the borrower is the slave of the lender.8   Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,    and the rod of his fury will fail.9   Whoever has a bountiful1 eye will be blessed,    for he shares his bread with the poor.10   Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out,    and quarreling and abuse…

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