1 Corinthians 10:1-14 (KJV)
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
DO NOT DESIRE EVIL
I. The example of the Israelites -- v6, 11
A. We should not be ignorant of this example -- v1
B. This the reason why the account is written -- v11
C. The example is for our admonition -- v11
D. The example warns us to take heed -- v12
II. The reason for not desiring evil -- vv1-5
A. For God is good to us
B. God punishes even his children
III. The evils that we should not desire -- vv 7-10
C. temptation of Christ/Lord
IV. The help when you desire evil -- v 13
A. Temptation is common to man
B. Temptation is allowed by God
C. God is faithful
D. Temptation is commensurate to your ability
E. God makes a way for you to overcome temptation