The Value of the Old Testament Today


Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through patience and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

In the passage printed below, Paul reminds us of the Old Testament record of the Holy Lord on various occassions slaying thousands of Israelites for their sin. He then concludes:

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened to them by way of example, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.

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The Full Scripture


1 Corinthians 10:1 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all 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 of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. However with most of them, God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Donít be idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, ďThe people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.Ē Let us not commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell. Let us not test Christ, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents. Donít grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

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