10:13

Recently while doing a little sight seeing in the Bible I came across 10:13 specifically 1 Chronicles 10:13. I believe that nothing is by chance and keeping in mind that chapter breaks and verses are man-made it still is inspiring to know that God works in mysterious ways and will use simple numbers to get his message across. Because 1 Corinthians 10:13 is the mirror to 1 Chronicles 10:13.
Here are those two verses.
1 Chronicles 10:13 “So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it”.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “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.”
These verses are the polar opposites in their results. The one shows the results of failing to draw near to God while the promises us that there is hope, escape, and a God who hears us. Saul had the same opportunity to trust God as we do but he stayed away from God, choosing to trust in man rather than his creator. He did have a way to escape, though it might have been that he passed that exit in his life years before it was there and was firmly his choice.
We may not suffer the full effect of the consequences of our decisions right away but they will come for us eventually. The best way to avoid negative consequences is to choose the way of escape God provides when He provides it and watch the positive consequences come our way.
Of note 1&2 Chronicles was a history lesson while 1&2 Corinthians was current events that Paul under inspiration of the Holy Ghost was writing to correct. The time to learn the lesson is in the here and now. Make up classes are not a wise thing to pursue. One may find that they are only learning what hind sight is teaching for it is already too late for them.

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