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, 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 drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown2 in the wilderness.

Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ3 to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Footnotes

[1] 10:1 Or brothers and sisters

[2] 10:5 Or were laid low

[3] 10:9 Some manuscripts the Lord

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KJV Text:

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     1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

     6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 446 :
Rise, my Soul, to Watch and Pray

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1. Rise, my soul, to watch and pray, 
From thy sleep awaken; 
Be not by the evil day 
Unawares o’ertaken. 
For the Foe, 
Well we know, 
Oft his harvest reapeth 
While the Christian sleepeth. 

2. Watch against the devil’s snares 
Lest asleep he find thee; 
For indeed no pains he spares 
To deceive and blind thee. 
Satan’s prey 
Oft are they 
Who secure are sleeping 
And no watch are keeping. 

3. Watch! Let not the wicked world 
With its pow’r defeat thee. 
Watch lest with her pomp unfurled 
She betray and cheat thee. 
Watch and see 
Lest there be 
Faithless friends to charm thee, 
Who but seek to harm thee. 

4. Watch against thyself, my soul, 
Lest with grace thou trifle; 
Let not self thy tho’ts control 
Nor God’s mercy stifle. 
Pride and sin 
Lurk within 
All thy hopes to scatter; 
Heed not when they flatter. 

5. But while watching, also pray 
To the Lord unceasing. 
He will free thee, be thy stay, 
Strength and faith increasing. 
O Lord, bless 
In distress 
And let nothing swerve me 
From the will to serve Thee. 

6. Therefore let us watch and pray, 
Knowing He will hear us 
As we see from day to day 
Dangers ever near us, 
And the end 
Doth impend– 
Our redemption neareth 
When the Lord appeareth. 


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