Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
Dear believer, please read these verses again and again. Read until you grasp the love God has for you! In times past as Israel trusted in God, they succeeded. But when they turned away from God, they were defeated. God recorded and preserved this event for our admonition, for our spiritual and moral growth! God preserves His word because it is His revelation to us. We are that generation upon whom the ends of the ages have come. We know this because Israel is once again a nation. God promised in His word that Israel in the last days would rejoin the family of nations and by that sign we would know where we are in God’s timetable. The writers of the Bible, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit recorded these events. They also recorded God’s revelation as given to them by the Holy Spirit.
They did so for our admonition, and they did so in order to reveal to us God’s plan of redemption. The Bible, because it’s God’s word, leads to life. Why? Because it leads us directly to Christ. God loves us so much He sent His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus our Lord to live and die for us! That through our faith in Him we would be reconciled back to God the Father. And God loves us so much He preserved His word that we may learn from those who came before us. God supernaturally and divinely inspired the writers of the Bible through the Holy Spirit. He did so, in order that we would learn and take to heart that one godly principle, which is through Jesus we have salvation. Moreover, by Jesus, we stand and cannot be defeated. Knowing without Jesus, we fall and we are overcome by the world. So take heart all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us!