“Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.”
King James Version (KJV)
10:6 Now these things were our examples - Showing what we are to expect if, enjoying the like benefits, we commit the like sins. The benefits are set down in the same order as by Moses in Exodus; the sins and punishments in a different order; evil desire first, as being the foundation of all; next, idolatry, #1Co 10:7|,14; then fornication, which usually accompanied it, #1Co 10:8|; the tempting and murmuring against God, in the following verses. As they desired - Flesh, in contempt of manna. #Num 11:4|
1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples. Beacon lights to Christians. To the intent we should not lust after evil things. The Israelites were led astray by "lusting after evil things". Let all beware of this source of destruction.