The Past Events of Scripture Provide Instruction for the Present (Tues. August 10)

The word of the day is “type.”  Sometimes temptation surprises us with a sudden and unexpected assault.  At other times, temptation comes upon us so gradually that we hardly notice it at first.  In the beginning, the enticement to sin carries us along gently as a hint of desire.  But then that passion propels us along more swiftly until we find ourselves in the raging currents of craving. In today’s reading of 1 Corinthians 10:5-12, Paul warns the Corinthians against the complacency of spiritual pride.  They should be watchful lest they get carried away in grievous sins such as lust, idolatry, sexual morality, or complaint against the Almighty.  He writes, “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest…