FRIDAY March 23, 2018
Grow in Understanding
…all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses
in the cloud and in the sea.
1 Corinthians 10:1-2
Paul gave to the Corinthians historical facts from the Bible so they could learn. He passed on his heart and intellect as he shared from the Scriptures. Paul gave to them pictures and types so they would be taught not to make the same mistakes as the children of Israel. By using the illustrations and stories from the Old Testament, and brining them into the New Testament, he also showed what happened to a believer when they came to Christ.
In Egypt, God had a purpose for Joseph; he brought his father Jacob, his brothers and their families to Egypt during a famine. Later, when a new Pharaoh arose, the Egyptians became threatened by God’s people who had greatly multiplied. They decided to make of slaves the Hebrews. In learning types and pictures, understand that Pharaoh is a type of Satan, and Egypt is a type of the world in which we live.
What are we supposed to be while living in the world? We are to be light and salt! When we are in the world, we are going to be persecuted and hated by the world. Remember, Satan hates you! Who is Moses a type of? He is a type of Christ––a deliverer.
It is important for Christians today to understand what Paul was teaching to the Corinthians. He verified the types and pictures found in the Old Testament and then established them in the New Testament, so we can know how they apply to our Christian walk. Paul gave to us the understanding about the children of Israel in Egypt, the Red Sea, the wilderness, the Jordan River and the Promised Land.
Have you grown in your understanding of the types and pictures in the Bible? How will you apply this knowledge to your Christian walk today?
…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
~2 Peter 3:18~
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