1 Corinthians 10:9-11
1Co 10:9 We should not test Christ, like some of them did, and they were destroyed by the snakes.
1Co 10:10 Nor should you complain, just like some of them complained, and they were destroyed by the destroying angel.
1Co 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down to warn us, on whom the end of the ages has arrived.
In both examples that Paul mentioned here, God’s response to wrong behaviour from those who profess his name is the same. The means of the response is different, but the response is the same. God send destruction as a punishment. Jesus says that we should fear God, because he is able to destroy soul and body in hell. That is exactly what he will do. Hell is not designed to keep anyone alive. It kills forever.
LORD, we seek to follow Christ. Save us from the eternal destruction that those without Christ will experience.