Always be on guard

1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12
I want you to know, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same supernatural food and all drank the same supernatural drink. For they drank from the supernatural Rock which followed them, and the Rock was Christ.
Nevertheless with most of them God was not pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things are warnings for us, not to desire evil as they did. Nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.
Now these things happened to them as a warning, but they were written down for our instruction, upon whom the end of the ages has come.
Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.

Homily:

The journey of righteousness has no end as long as we are alive. Temptations remain in our hearts and all around us. We flee from most, wrestle some and give in to others. We repent, ask for forgiveness and pray for the grace not to give in again.

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13

There are sins we commit unknowingly and sins we commit knowingly. But it does not stand as an excuse in God’s sight.

“All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.” – Romans 2:12

Always be on guard.

“Therefore let any one who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12

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