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These things show us something. They teach us not to want things that are bad for us like those people did. We must not worship false gods as some of them did. The Holy Writings tell us, “The people sat down to eat and drink. Then they got up to play.” (A) We must not do sex sins as some of them did. In one day 23,000 died.

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Now these things occurred as examples(A) to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters,(B) as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”[a](C) We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.(D)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 10:7 Exodus 32:6

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