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and if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them by burning them to ashes, making them an example to ungodly people of what is going to happen to them;
Now their experiences serve as examples for us so that we won't set our hearts on evil as they did. Let's stop being idolaters, as some of them were. As it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to play." Let's stop sinning sexually, as some of them were doing, and on a single day 23,000 fell dead. read more.
Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes. You must stop complaining, as some of them were doing, and were annihilated by the destroyer. These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.
After all, this is how holy women who set their hope on God used to make themselves beautiful in the past. They submitted themselves to their husbands,
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.
What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval. This is, in fact, what you were called to do, because: The Messiah also suffered for you and left an example for you to follow in his steps. "He never sinned, and he never told a lie."
Join together in imitating me, brothers, and pay close attention to those who live by the example we have set for you.
These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down as a warning for us in whom the culmination of the ages has been attained.