Heart Check Published in Charles Stanley. Her daughter wanted to come back home with a perfect bronze tan, but the vacation was only a few days long. This week we’ll see that God is a great and good Father who may discipline his children by letting them live with consequences. Before you read the introductory section, it’s important to understand that it’s not completely chronological. Read vv. God's word is a light to our path. But God speaks of his “servant Caleb, [who] has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring [him] into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it” (Numbers 14:24). This action also changed the working relationship I had with my boss. It was an open-faced bookcase that just seemed to gather old manuals, office supplies, and dust all the time. Verses 63-65 tell us that not one person from the first census appeared in the second . DEMOCRACY AND THE PROBLEM OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE . You must completely destroy them, offering them up as a holy destruction to God. Although I didn’t enjoy dealing with disobedience and sass, imposing consequences on my children often affected their long-term behavior. The Christian Bubble: 7 Evidences We Might Be Stuck in It, 6 Ways to Know If You’ve Been Called By God, Anatomy of a Sick Church — 10 Symptoms to Watch, Feeling Overwhelmed in Ministry Life? When my idols are threatened, do I act like those who don’t know God instead of like Jesus? How well did the various tribes obey that command according to Judges 1? See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Consequences of Disobedience Import Velcra (Artist) Format: Audio CD. A friend tells of a family vacation to Florida. Gandhi stated "Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen to be civil, implies discipline, thought, care, attention and sacrifice". This should be a sober reminder to us of the Lord’s desire for complete, heartfelt obedience by his people. And there’s a double introduction: the first (Judges 1:1-2:5) presents the people’s perspective, and the second (Judges 2:6-3:6) reveals God’s point-of-view.3. True joy is found through obeying God’s commands. Welcome to our every-Thursday on-line bible study called COME AS A CHILD. Our gospel witness is tainted when we walk in disobedience to the Lord’s commands. We see in v.4 that God used the consequences of disobedience for a positive purpose: “They were left to test Israel, so the Lord would know if his people would obey the commands he gave their ancestors through Moses.”. The Dandi March signified the start of the Civil Disobedience Movement. Living a life of gluttony will likely lead to health problems. Judges has three main sections: introduction (Judges 1:1-3:6), stories of the judges (Judges 3:7-16:31), and finally a double conclusion containing two stories of moral decay (Judges 17:1-21:25). For this reason Socrates refused to obey the command of the ... (New York, 1949), pp. Instead of going to Nineveh to preach the Word, as God told him, Jonah disliked the work and went down to Joppa to escape from it. Don’t marry them: Don’t give your daughters to their sons and don’t take their daughters for your sons— before you know it they’d involve you in worshiping their gods, and God would explode in anger, putting a quick end to you. Depends. *** Yahweh describes himself as a jealous God (Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 4:24). I needed a new file cabinet in my office, and I needed the bookcase removed so that I could rearrange my office. Successive bad choices can bring catastrophic results. When ancient Israelites disobeyed God’s statutes, their land was overrun by foreign enemies. Against her mom’s clear advice, the girl decided to skip the sunscreen and spent the entire first day on the beach under a cloudless sky. Samson ended up losing his freedom and sight, all because of his disobedience to God. My boss let me know that if I tore down the bookcase, I would be fired. DEMOCRACY AND THE PROBLEM OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE .. © 2019 churchleaders.com, All rights reserved. Read these references and note your thoughts about the positive role that jealousy plays in marriage and how it relates to the cycle of the Judges. 2. If any lesson highlights Matthew 7:21, surely this is it. God allows temptation/testing/consequences in our lives for similar reasons—to reveal what’s really in us, not for his sake since he already knows, but for us so that we repent and bring him glory. . *** Read what your Bible resources or commentaries say about God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 7:1-6. Listen free to Velcra – Consequences Of Disobedience (My Law, Big Brother and more). Here are a few points to remember when we’re tempted to rebel against God…. The grumbling Israelites weren’t the only ones reaping the consequences for their sin. This week we’ll see that God is a great and good Father who may discipline his children by letting them live with consequences. Do this because you are a people set apart as holy to God, your God. The three minute theory starts by defining what civil disobedience is: “Civil disobedience is at base the conscientious decision to break a law on the grounds that it’s unjust.” There are, I believe, a few problems with this definition of civil disobedience, problems which I shall spend the bulk of this article pointing out. Question: "What are the curses God promised Israel for disobedience?" August 31, 2016. The first part of this chapter was given last week. I stated that if he did not remove the bookcase I would tear it down. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan), 2002, 28-29. . First, kings weren't supposed to offer sacrifices on behalf of the community. When we believe that God is good and merciful, it’s very difficult to understand his instructions for conquering this land long promised to Abraham’s descendants: When God, your God, brings you into the country that you are about to enter and take over, he will clear out the superpowers that were there before you: the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Partial obedience is equivalent to disobedience. And so it was. The sin of God’s people in Judges is idolatry, lack of trust in their God. The lesson God taught me through this experience is how much this is like my relationship with God. 15 “ But it shall come about, if you do not [] obey the Lord your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 “ Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the [] country. Evaluate your heart today and repent of any stubborn, rebellious ways. Before the Fall, God’s original creation was a place where Adam and Eve are described as being naked and without shame (Genesis 2:25). I sent him e-mails and verbally told him that I would like to fix up my office and the bookcase had to go. After forty years of wandering in the wilderness because of their lack of faith, God gave their army victory after victory under Joshua (the book of Joshua). 3. Describe your reaction to God’s instructions to totally wipe out these people. So both Caleb and his offspring will be rewarded for his personal obedience to the Lord. Genesis goes on to record God’s sovereign plan to save Abraham’s descendants from famine by sending them to Egypt where there was food (Genesis 37, 39-47 and 50:15-21). In the New Testament the church is Christ’s bride (Revelation 19:6-8), so James calls those who love the world adulterers (James 4:4). February 10, 2017 by Pastor Chuck Swindoll Scriptures: 1 Samuel 13:1–15. When my focus is there, I feel pretty good and righteous. In John 17, Jesus intercedes for his followers as our great High Priest. (See the Background section of this lesson if you skipped it.) 17-19). The consequences come quickly when the Philistines capture Samson and brutally gouge his eyes out, putting him in prison for the rest of his life. We saw young people screaming obscenities at police officers. For one, it’s not always clear what is and what isn’t a law. The lies of the world are eager for us to believe that money, or marriage, or beauty will bring happiness to our lives. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 Good News Translation (GNT) The Consequences of Disobedience. . Why would God ask them to destroy the people who lived in the land? For two months I asked my boss to remove the bookcase. This is further disobedience against God, since Samson had vowed never to cut his hair. What destroyed these nations is sin – disobedience to God’s word. And none of those who despised me shall see it” (Numbers 14:21-23). The Lord is angered by the Israelites’ constant grumbling against him, along with their refusal to recognize the many miracles he has done for them. “And your children shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years and shall suffer for your faithlessness, until the last of your dead bodies lies in the wilderness” (Numbers 14:33). 20-21. Disobedience has its consequences and there is nothing fun to think about in relation to those results. I identify with Peter’s response when Jesus’s hard teachings caused many of his followers to desert him. Deuteronomy 28:15-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Consequences of Disobedience. Yes, God does forgive a truly repentant heart, but that doesn’t mean our lives are free from repercussions on earth. And every day their children watched it happen. Under Joshua’s leadership the Israelites defeated the major kings of Canaan in a series of battles, detailed in the book of Joshua. They were exiled from their homeland. Consequently, my boss wrote me up for insubordination and put me on probation. (To be sure that you understand this, Judges 2:6 flashes back to Joshua 24. A repeated theme in the book is found in two places, 17:6 and 21:25 (ESV): “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Seven times we read this repeated statement: “The descendants of Israel did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD and served the Baals” (2:11; 3:7, 12; 4:1; 6:1; 10:6; 13:1).2 Repeated ideas point to major themes in the book, so keep them in mind as you read. . Disobedience has consequences. (E. Compare this second introduction to the first one that you read in Judges 1:1-2:5. Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:11 . 0 Likes [God] is not a man that He should change His mind. It carried forward the unfinished work of the Non-Cooperation Movement. 2 “Baal is the Canaanite word for ‘lord.’” Timothy Keller, Judges for You: Edited from the Study by Tim Keller (India: The Good Book Company, 2013), 30. Under the leadership of God’s chosen man Moses, God freed them to return to the land promised to Abraham (the book of Exodus). Deuteronomy 28 & 29 - Blessings at Gerizim; Consequences of Disobedience Blessings at Gerizim 1 "Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. except for Joshua and Caleb. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. Prophets attempted to warn them what was going to occur; however, both kings and commoners ignored warnings. Over and over again God was merciful, withholding the punishment they clearly deserved. God expects total obedience. The Era of the Judges begins with Joshua’s death and ends with Saul’s anointing as the first King of Israel. Your child makes a mess, whether intentionally or on purpose. Re: 5 Most Dangerous Consequences Of Disobeying GOD'S Word by ChristianGrey: 10:37am On Jul 24, 2016 Preach it! However, the Civil Disobedience Movement had some significant effects on India’s freedom struggle. God keeps his promises. Then when God keeps warning, sending His prophets and humans don’t pay attention: then we rouse His anger, then the drastic consequences of sin emerge; sometimes it becomes extremely fatal. Sadly, their children were also affected through their faithlessness and wandered for 40 years in the wilderness (Numbers 14:33). You have the words of eternal life. While the first introduction provides the Israelites’ point-of-view, this one reveals God’s perspective on the same events. What does this reveal about God? “But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs that I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the test these ten times and have not obeyed my voice, shall see the land that I swore to give to their fathers. Raising our four children I often think of the hymn, “Trust and Obey.” The refrain says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.” Our 4-year-old knows these lyrics well, as he’s often reminded, “If you disobey then there will be a consequence. 10 tracks (43:47). She is the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Ordinary Women Ministries, which offers online free or low cost resources to prepare Christian women for leadership (beyondordinarywomen.org) Practically, the whole country became involved in it. Stacy Reaoch is a wife and mother of four. 4:4-7), 3. Disobedience is deceptive, dumb, and deadly. you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. What differences do you see in the two points-of-view? During the Israelites’ trek through the wilderness, they went through repeated cycles of disobedience, followed by God’s anger being stirred and Moses intervening on behalf of the people. Background. For each of the forty days Caleb and Joshua spied out the land, the Israelites and their children will spend a year wandering in the wilderness. At times I chose to simply ignore the problem, but that didn’t help train godly, polite, kind, and forgiving children. In Numbers 26, toward the end of their journey, a second census was taken. The Old Testament prophets used marriage terminology to depict the covenant relationship between God and Israel, which involved describing Israel as unfaithful, a wife who prostituted herself (e.g. The description of God “walking” in the garden suggests that there was fellowship between Him and Adam (Genesis 3:8; see Leviticus 26:11–12). Here’s what you are to do: Tear apart their altars stone by stone, smash their phallic pillars, chop down their sex-and-religion Asherah groves, set fire to their carved god-images. The Israelites’ disobedience affected their descendants, directly and painfully. The second introduction to the book of Judges is found in Judges 2:6-3:6. “This is the right response to oppression: to see how God’s hand is working behind and through it, and look honestly at ourselves, and to cry out to the LORD for revival.”6. Disobedience has consequences. personal consequences. Here are 10 examples of inappropriate behaviors a child might have and possible “logical” consequences for that behavior. How have you, much like the Israelites, excused your disobedience and compromise? In the same way, the judgment upon the Israelites of the exodus will also affect their children. israel punished for disobedience [ 2 Kings:17:1-41 [1] In the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah began Hoshea the son of Elah to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years. Do I trust God or the powers of this world for tomorrow? As you consider Marla’s story, do you identify any idols? In so doing, he cut his little finger, inflicting a wound which rendered the middle joint useless for life. I think I’m being patient, and when God does not act, I react. But severe mercies will befall us when we rebel and travel our own rocky path. “If we examine our lives, the bulk of our failures—especially in spiritual matters, but not exclusively—are the results of outright disobedience to God’s explicit, straightforward commandments, or of attempting to live in such a way that we blend into the world.”4. It isn’t chronological after 2:5, but instead these events occurred before Judges 1:1.). But when we come to Numbers 14, God has had enough and declares judgment. We’re always happier when we choose to obey.” Sometimes the consequences of disobedience can be painful. Disobedience has consequences. John Hagee 2020 - God said: The Antichrist is here (Great Sermon) - Feb 19th, 2020 - Duration: 43:59. Consequences of National Disobedience. but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Israel’s early history as recorded in Exodus and Numbers contains many examples of disobedience and its consequences. Indulging in sexual immorality can wreak havoc on your marriage (or future marriage), as well as weigh you down with shame and guilt. Based on Saul’s partial obedience in destroying the Amalekites we look at the causes and consequences of disobedience in our own lives. 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 ratings. Then, the land was divided among the tribes, and each tribe was to complete the conquest of their allotted land. Our actions and words reveal the state of our hearts. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve . We have been making our way through the Book of Leviticus and we are studying Chapter 26 today. [2] And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him. This is arguably the toughest command in the Bible, but these people were evil to the point of sacrificing their children to their gods. The devil will do what he can to make you disobey because he knows that ‘God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.’ So do what you’re told and obey.” Right there is your standard sermon… *** I’m left with questions for myself and the church at large as to how we respond to the testing that comes from living in our culture. During this period God was their King, and the people were expected to listen to and obey him. At my workplace, I had an eyesore bookshelf that took up the whole wall of my office. There are consequences for everyone around us. Saul's disobedient actions involved at least three major errors. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). What does God’s response to their disobedience reveal about him? God gave him three great promises: a nation, a land, and a blessing to the world; yet, these promises weren’t fulfilled in Abraham’s lifetime. Our choice to sin not only hurts us, but inevitably those who are closest to us. God expects each of us to focus on uncovering the idols of our own hearts, not pointing the finger at the culture. God's Power 237,678 views (Note the name LORD written in all caps in the Old Testament. Partial obedience is equivalent to disobedience. As a mother, I found disciplining my children to be less than fun and often painful. Our disobedience doesn’t just affect us. They were separated from the Lord both spiritually and physically as He drove them out of the … Applying Judges isn’t about focusing on sins common to people outside the church: sexual sins, murder, stealing, etc. It is arrogantly doing what God says not to do. Their persistent disobedience and ingratitude have now brought about extremely serious consequences. Try This. The colleagues who witness you cutting corners at work, the children who see the duplicity of our lives when we’re one person at home and another at church, the spouse who is wounded through our infidelity. Nothing happened, so I tore the shelving down. As you read the quote at the top of the next page in light of what you’ve seen in God’s Word, what is God saying about destructive patterns in your own life that have brought consequences? Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Here are six different kinds of disobedience … 17 “The Lord will curse your grain crops and the food you prepare from them. Blessings will come to us when we choose to go his way. The book of Genesis records the story of Abraham, whom God called out of an idol-worshipping family into a relationship with him by faith. Peter explains: “. This week we are looking at three explosive decisions by the Supreme Court that have determined the course of our nation. Neglecting to teach our children about the Lord will often yield difficult relationships and unruly kids. 5 For answers to the blanks on the chart, see the Appendix page 58. It created moral outrage in the public space eventually and change came to be. Disobedience affects more than just us. K. Lawson Younger, Jr. summarizes three reasons: “judgment of the Canaanites, protection of the Israelites from Canaanite religious influence, and fulfillment of the patriarchal promises concerning the land.”1. As God said, all the grumbling Israelites from the exodus had died in the wilderness. Stacy and Ben live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Near the beginning of their wilderness journey, when the Israelites were building the tabernacle, Moses took a census of the people (Exodus 30:11–12; 38:26). 1. Raising our four children I often think of the hymn, “Trust and Obey.” The refrain says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.” Our 4-year-old knows these lyrics well, as he’s often reminded, “If you disobey then there will be a … Continued “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.”. The response of God’s people to the messenger’s announcement in Judges 2:1-3 reminds me of 2 Corinthians 7:9-10. For forty years, the Israelites received the consequence of their persistent disobedience and ingratitude to the Lord. The Consequences Of Disobedience In The Garden – Dr. Charles Stanley . But only Jesus will bring lasting satisfaction. Kay spent t... More, 4. Write down anything that helps you understand this. $88.94 — Audio CD $88.94 1 New … Kay is a life-long Texan who loves to teach the Bible and develop women as servant-leaders. Jury and Kapo Fixers The judicial branch is self-regulating, predatory and has its own legislative and executive powers. Journal your answers to questions I’m asking myself: Do I really put God and his kingdom first, or do I show more concern about idols like prosperity, entertainment, nationalism, ease, comfort and safety? God, your God, will turn them over to you and you will conquer them. it's not just a book, a powerful one. There they were enslaved for four hundred years and yet grew into a nation numbering in the millions. “I tried to tell her,” my friend said to me, “but sometimes you just have to learn the hard way.”. After two months of patiently waiting (or what I thought was patiently waiting), I sent him an e-mail stating that I wanted the bookshelf gone by Friday. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God” (John 6:68-69, NIV). Read those verses and write down your thoughts about the correlation. Fill in the chart below with a summary of what happens over and over in the Judges’ Era. What happened in reality was a far cry from that vision, however. Civil disobedience has served as a major tactic of nationalist movements in former colonies in Africa and Asia prior to their gaining independence.Most notably Mahatma Gandhi developed civil disobedience as an anti-colonialist tool. Just as the complaining Israelites were disciplined through death in the wilderness, so we have consequences for our sin. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 1:6-7). Introduction: The first King of Israel faced disastrous consequences because he failed to obey God. Our sin reaches far beyond our own life. He lived to see Isaac, the son of promise and his two sons, not much of a nation; he wandered as a nomad in the land; and he never saw the blessing, which wasn’t fulfilled until approximately two thousand years later through Jesus. 4. God, your God, chose you out of all the people on Earth for himself as a cherished, personal treasure (Deuteronomy 7:1-6, MSG). Introduction: The first King of Israel faced disastrous consequences because he failed to obey God. Disobedience has consequences. 2. There are occasions when God's servants shrink from duty. INTRODUCTION. A logical consequence could be for her to miss out on playtime so that she can clean up the mess she made. 10-11; but note his argument for the reverse position, pp. This summer, in my view, we saw a terrible distortion of this concept with protests that led to riots and looting. 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