“Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.”
King James Version (KJV)
10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ - By our unbelief. St. Paul enumerates five benefits, #1Co 10:1 |- 4; of which the fourth and fifth were closely connected together; and five sins, the fourth and fifth of which were likewise closely connected. In speaking of the fifth benefit, he expressly mentions Christ; and in speaking of the fourth sin, he shows it was committed against Christ. As some of them tempted him - This sin of the people was peculiarly against Christ; for when they had so long drank of that rock, yet they murmured for want of water. #Num 21:4|, &c
1Co 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, etc. The event referred to is narrated in Nu 21:4-6. The application is that we should not be discontented over hardships or long for the sinful pleasures of a former life from which we have parted.