1 Corinthians 10:1-13 v 10 Don’t grumble as some of them did, and then were destroyed by the angel of death.

In this passage Paul looks back at the time that our ancestors were in the wilderness. When the great miracle happened to part the sea and the Israelites escaped from the pursuing Egyptian army. When a cloud went before them during the day so that they would not loose their way. However, things did not go as planned. “Yet God was not pleased with most of them, and their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.” These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, or worship idols as some of them did, or engaged in sexual immorality, so some died from snake bites. And  others not happy about their situation  grumbled, and then were destroyed by the angel of death.

“Thy were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age” I Corinthians 10 v 11b

I have been grumbling this week as I must stay home. All my family and friends I have connected with over zoom are aware of my frustration, staying home yet again! Today during this reading, I realized that I had the wrong attitude. Life is about choices. Is the glass half full or half empty? There are many things that we cannot control and like the Israelite’s we are all supported by the spiritual food and water that is Christ. Our rock. Whatever our life circumstances He is always with us. It is so easy to feel sorry for ourselves, but God demands us to be better than that. To show others around us that He cares for them, to always rejoice.  I am sorry if I have added to others frustration this week and with Christ as my helper I plan to do better . We must learn from the past mistakes of others so that God can be pleased with what we do every day.

 Lent: Read a book or passage from a newspaper out loud to yourself or a neighbor

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