Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.

I want you to remember this: our ancestors were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea; by the cloud and the sea all of them were baptized into Moses.  All ate the same spiritual food.  All drank the same spiritual drink (they drank from the spiritual rock that was following them, and the rock was Christ), yet we know that God was not pleased with most of them, for ”they were struck down in the desert.”

These things happened as an example to keep us from evil desires such as theirs.  Nor are you to grumble as some of them did, to be killed by the destroying angel.  The things that happened to them serve as an example.  They have been written as a warning to us, upon whom the end of the ages has come.  For all these reasons, let those who think they are standing upright watch out lest they fall!

The Word of God recorded in the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians.