TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12
When we realize that Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever, and that the same author that wrote Hebrews also wrote 1 Corinthians, we catch a glimpse of how Paul intended to be prepared for what was ahead. His understanding is pretty clear. 1 Corinthians 10:11 says, “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.” What is written in the Old Covenant is preparational for those of us who wind up the age. Paul said that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. If that is true, then it is obvious that our preparation for what is ahead is in what is written in Scripture. Knowing the God Who walked His people out of Egypt is clearly essential for the days ahead. What is it like to walk with Jesus the Judge in a great conflict of ideology? Moses knew! He was not perfect! God still used him. We may be forced to view a repeat of history here. We may have to represent our Christ against the ultimate Islamic antichrist. If that is true, we need to know that what God did for Moses and the Israelites in Egypt, He will do for us. We need to learn the principles so our expectation of deliverance can be the same as Moses.