Rebelling Against God's Word
Rebellion, have you rebelled against your parents when you was growing up, I'm most of us did, at one time or other. Rebellion, is a common thing now days with children and yes even grown ups, and they actually think it's cool. NOT!
When we rebel against the "Word of God" we rebel against God as well.
Let's see what rebellion, actually means for those who are really not sure:
An act or a show of defiance toward an authority or established convention.
Rebellion, And God's Word On It
The rebel rejects the expectations, rules, and power of the organization or individual holding authority.
Rebellion can be good, as when we rebel against unjust or sinful societal pressure. Rebellion is like a great tug-of-war; the authority figure holds one end of the rope while the rebel pulls on the other. The picture changes dramatically if we imagine the rebel’s feet being mired in quicksand. Such is rebellion against God. God pulls on the rope, not to ruin our lives, but to lead us toward safe footing.
What Does It Mean To Rebel Against God
Numbers 20:1-13 . . . You did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel.
Moses rebelled when he disregarded God’s instructions for his leadership.
Jeremiah 1:16 . . . They worship idols that they themselves have made!
Matthew 6:21 . . . Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be.
We rebel against God whenever we give our devotion to other things
Judges 2:11-14 . . . Then the Israelites . . . abandoned the Lord . . . They chased after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them.
When our rebellion leads to false worship we are in peril of destruction
Isaiah 59:2 . . . Your sins have cut you off from God.
1 John 3:4 . . . Those who sin are opposed to the law of God.
Sin is rebellion against God, wanting to do things our way. When we rebel against God we become separated from him
1 Samuel 12:14-15 . . . If you rebel against the Lord’s commands and refuse to listen to him, then his hand will be as heavy upon you as it was upon your ancestors.
Rebellion is refusing to listen to and obey God
Ezekiel 20:13 . . . They wouldn’t obey my instructions even though obedience would have given them life.
Sometimes our rebellion can be so stubborn that we refuse to obey even when obedience means our very life
Hebrews 3:7-15 . . . Be careful then, dear friends. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.
The ultimate spiritual rebellion is refusing to accept the gracious offer of salvation through Jesus Christ
Hosea 11:1-11 . . . “I will bring them home again,” says the Lord.
No matter how far the rebel strays, God still loves him or her with an everlasting love.
Isn't Rebellion Just for Teenagers
2 Samuel 15:1 -18:33 . . . He sent secret messengers to every part of Israel to stir up a rebellion against the king.
The story of Absalom and David is a classic and heartbreaking story of the rebellion of son against father
Ephesians 6:1-4 . . . Don’t make your children angry by the way you scold them.
Authority without loving relationship always provokes rebellion
Is Rebellion Ever A Good Thing
1 Peter 4:1-5 . . . You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy.
When under pressure to participate in sinful activities, the Christian is to rebel against the crowd
Matthew 21:12-13 . . . Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out the merchants.
Jesus himself rebelled against the systematic corruption of the Temple
YOUR PROMISE FROM GOD:
Jeremiah 3:22 . . . Come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.
God is always calling us back to him.