1 Corinthians 10:6; 1 Corinthians 10:11
The same thing could happen to us. We must be on guard so that we never get caught up in wanting our own way as they did.
These are all warning markers - danger! - in our history books, written down so that we don't repeat their mistakes. Our positions in the story are parallel - they at the beginning, we at the end - and we are just as capable of messing it up as they were.