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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. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? 20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. 22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he? 23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. 24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: 26 For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. 28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: 29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? 30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

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1 Sarah R = "See the stories Paul is referring to in Exodus 13 through 17."
2 Sarah R = ""Paul recalls the history of Israel and describes Israel's experience as a baptism. Baptism means being overwhelmed, covered, submerged - in ancient times, you could be 'baptized' by debts. By passing through the Red Sea and by following the pillar of smoke and fire (Exodus 13:21), the Israelites were baptized with the power of God through the ministry of Moses."- Quest Study Bible Note for 1 Corinthians 10:2"
3 Sarah R = ""The Israelites also experienced divinely given food and drink. Here “spiritual” does not mean “immaterial”; nor does it merely suggest that the manna and the water had a deeper significance. Paul probably has in mind the activity of the Holy Spirit (2:6143:115:44–46; and notes). The Israelites had received a supernatural provision associated with the work of the Spirit."- Reformation Study Bible note for 1 Corinthians 10:3"
4 Sarah R = "Jesus our Rock:Deuteronomy 32:4 "He’s the Rock, and His work is perfect; everything He does is right."Psalms 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."Isaiah 26:4 "Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal."Also consider Jesus' words in Matthew 7:24-25, that he who trusts in Him is like a man building his house upon a rock."
5 Sarah R = "See Exodus 32."
6 Sarah R = "A quote from Exodus 32:6."
7 Sarah R = "A likely reference to Numbers 25."
8 Sarah R = "The NIV translates "tempt" as "test," a reference to Numbers 21:5-9."
9 Sarah R = "The NIV translates "murmur" as "grumble." Despite God's constant supernatural provision for the people of Israel, they continued to grumble against Him. See Numbers 16."
10 Deena E = "WE ARE ALL susceptible to temptation. We definitely want to be aware of the things that will like trip us up and avoid them whenever possible. But if we find ourselves in a place of tempting, God has already provided a way out. "
11 Sarah R = "We typically think of idolatry as the worship of idols or images made to look like created things. While this is certainly a traditional interpretation, an idol can also refer to anything which we hold in high esteem and value. A good test is to ask oneself, what do I spend most of my time and resources investing in? In American culture we tend to idolize fame and fortune, personal freedom, accumulation of wealth and goods, and people like musicians, movie stars and athletes, as well as many other things that become more important to us than the pursuit of God."
12 Sarah R = ""These statements about the Lord’s Supper demonstrate the significance of taking part in a distinctively religious meal. Just as it would be impossible to take the Lord’s Supper and claim that it had no religious significance, so it is naive for the Corinthians to think they can participate in temple feasts without being involved in idolatry. Another point is that the unity “in the body of Christ” symbolized by taking the bread and wine excludes union with idols."- Reformation Study Bible note for 1 Corinthians 10:16"
13 Sarah R = ""Those who truly partake by faith have this communion with Christ, and one another; and those who eat the outward elements make profession of having this communion, of belonging to God and the blessed fraternity of his people and worshipers. This is the true meaning of this holy rite."- Matthew Henry Commentary for 1 Corinthians 10:17"
14 Sarah R = ""In the early years of the church, as Gentile converts began joining Jewish believers in local fellowships, an issue arose concerning the eating of meat. Greco-Roman society was saturated with idol worship, and it was common for meat sold in the marketplace to have been consecrated as a sacrifice to false gods prior to its sale. The Jews would have nothing to do with such meat, wary of “unclean” food-handling practices and believing that to partake of consecrated meat was to give tacit approval of idol worship—kind of a “second-hand” idolatry. The Gentiles rejected the notion that such meat was tainted and held that they could eat meat sacrificed to idols without endorsing idolatry—they had not actually offered the sacrifice, after all. The matter was becoming a point of contention within the church."The church in Syrian Antioch, comprised of both Jews and Gentiles, struggled with this issue (Acts 15). The Jerusalem Council settled the matter by urging Gentile converts to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols (Acts 15:29). This decision was made not to promote legalism but to keep peace within the church. Since eating meat offered to idols was a divisive issue—carrying the possibility of scandalizing fellow believers—abstinence was expedient."Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/food-sacrificed-idols.html#ixzz3OR7UejLQ"
15 Sarah R = "While we are no longer held under the Old Testament law, that does not mean that everything is good to do. There are things that though in and of themselves may not be a sin, they could lead to sin, lead others to sin, or be otherwise unhealthy. Our lives are to be living witnesses of God's greatness and mercy, so we should be careful in the way we live."
16 Sarah R = "This is a quote from Psalms 24:1."
17 Sarah R = "In other words, if someone else warns you about it because they consider it a sin, then abstain from doing it, even though you know it's okay, in order to maintain your witness in front of them."
18 Cary W = "The way to keep from being careless with our bodies and actions, is to simply give thanks to God for it all, whether it be food, play, work or any activity.Commit your way unto the Lord, and He shall bring it to pass."
19 Sarah R = "Parallel to the previous verse in 9:20-22"To the Jews I became as a Jew, so that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law though not being myself under the Law, so that I might win those who are under the Law; to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, so that I might win those who are without law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some...""