Numbers 16:38; 1 Corinthians 10:6; 2 Peter 2:6

38 As for the censers of wthese men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered plates as a covering for the altar, for they offered them before the Lord, and they became holy. xThus they shall be a sign to the people of Israel.

Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as hthey did.

if by zturning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, amaking them an example of bwhat is going to happen to the ungodly;1