St. Paul United Methodist Church

God Is Faithful

God Provides

  • For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea
  • They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.
  • They all ate the same spiritual food
  • and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.

Temptation of Man
  • Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert.
  • Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things 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 got up to indulge in pagan revelry."
  • We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did--and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
  • We should not test the Lord, as some of them did--and were killed by snakes.
  • And do not grumble, as some of them did--and were killed by the destroying angel.

God is Faithful
  • These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come.
  • So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!
  • No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.
  • And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
  • But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.



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