"Now these things became our examples.." -1 Corinthians 10:6
In 1 Corinthians chapter 10 Paul teaches the Christians in Corinth a history lesson on the children of Israel in the wilderness. He lists their continuous rebellious attitude and the consequences of it in the desert. Paul said that their mistakes are set as examples for them (and us) so that none would fall into the same errors but that we all might learn from them. The word "examples" here is "typos" in the Greek which means "mark or imprint" today we use the same word when we make a typing or writing error. So then a typo is a written mistake. We must avoid making the same written mistakes that others have before us. We are to learn from the failures of others in the Bible. While failure in itself can help us grow it should never be sought out, instead we should look to avoid the errors found in scripture. Do you struggle with lust, idolatry, complaining, or testing God? Then learn from the consequences of those that practiced such things. Avoid typos!
- WHAT LESSONS HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM SCRIPTURE WITHOUT HAVING TO ACTUALLY MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN READING THE BIBLE AND ACTUALLY APPLYING THE BIBLE?
- "The fool says he'll learn from his own mistakes, but the wise man learns from the mistakes of others" - ?