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. What does this reveal about God? If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve . John Hagee 2020 - God said: The Antichrist is here (Great Sermon) - Feb 19th, 2020 - Duration: 43:59. Even one bad choice can bring long lasting consequences. (E. 5 For answers to the blanks on the chart, see the Appendix page 58. In Numbers 26, toward the end of their journey, a second census was taken. Disobedience has consequences. “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. Do I trust God or the powers of this world for tomorrow? I identify with Peter’s response when Jesus’s hard teachings caused many of his followers to desert him. However, the Civil Disobedience Movement had some significant effects on Indiaâs freedom struggle. When my idols are threatened, do I act like those who don’t know God instead of like Jesus? 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). And none of those who despised me shall see it” (Numbers 14:21-23). Deuteronomy 28:15-68 Good News Translation (GNT) The Consequences of Disobedience. I wait for God to answer me within my time frame not his. Try This. 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. Indulging in sexual immorality can wreak havoc on your marriage (or future marriage), as well as weigh you down with shame and guilt. â1 Samuel 15:29. 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. 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). 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. *** Yahweh describes himself as a jealous God (Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 4:24). Published in Charles Stanley. 1. Living a life of gluttony will likely lead to health problems. It isn’t chronological after 2:5, but instead these events occurred before Judges 1:1.). Raising our four children I often think of the hymn, âTrust and Obey.â The refrain says, âTrust and obey, for thereâs no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.â Our 4-year-old knows these lyrics well, as heâs often reminded, âIf you disobey then there will be a â¦ Continued There is a story in 1 Kings 13:11-26 that illustrates so aptly the consequences of disobedience. They were separated from the Lord both spiritually and physically as He drove them out of the â¦ This action also changed the working relationship I had with my boss. But only Jesus will bring lasting satisfaction. Our gospel witness is tainted when we walk in disobedience to the Lord’s commands. 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. For two months I asked my boss to remove the bookcase. Partial obedience is equivalent to disobedience. And by God’s grace, choose to trust that his way will lead to ultimate satisfaction and joy in life. 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. However, it was in the garden that the serpent (SatanâRevelation 12:9) came to Eve and tempted her to eat from the tree that God had commanded Adam not to eat from (Genesis 3:1â5). but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 17 âThe Lord will curse your grain crops and the food you prepare from them. Here are 10 examples of inappropriate behaviors a child might have and possible âlogicalâ consequences for that behavior. Neglecting to teach our children about the Lord will often yield difficult relationships and unruly kids. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 1 (Luke 19:1-10), Bible Storying Series - Teaching The Story Of God Chronologically, Bible Teaching Ideas: The Ten Commandments And Ten Fingers, Seeing Clearly through the Darkness: A Study of Judges. The second introduction to the book of Judges is found in Judges 2:6-3:6. This summer, in my view, we saw a terrible distortion of this concept with protests that led to riots and looting. Under Joshua’s leadership the Israelites defeated the major kings of Canaan in a series of battles, detailed in the book of Joshua. Our choice to sin not only hurts us, but inevitably those who are closest to us. Samson ended up losing his freedom and sight, all because of his disobedience to God. In doing so, I do not receive God’s best and usually have to deal with the consequences of my actions. God expects total obedience. 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). (See the Background section of this lesson if you skipped it.) Background. 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. Gandhi stated "Civil disobedience is the inherent right of a citizen to be civil, implies discipline, thought, care, attention and sacrifice". 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). See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. *** Read what your Bible resources or commentaries say about God’s instructions in Deuteronomy 7:1-6. Jeremiah 3:6-12; Hosea 2:2-17). INTRODUCTION. 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. $88.94 â Audio CD $88.94 1 New â¦ It carried forward the unfinished work of the Non-Cooperation Movement. 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). 1. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. I stated that if he did not remove the bookcase I would tear it down. 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 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. The Dandi March signified the start of the Civil Disobedience Movement. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan), 2002, 28-29. Disobedience affects more than just us. What does God’s response to their disobedience reveal about him? So both Caleb and his offspring will be rewarded for his personal obedience to the Lord. Compare this second introduction to the first one that you read in Judges 1:1-2:5. Here are a few points to remember when we’re tempted to rebel against God…. 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. 2. 2. For me, the issue comes back to Jesus. There are occasions when God's servants shrink from duty. 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 ratings. âAdam disobeyed God and suffered the consequences. "Not every one that saith unto me Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." Dr. Charles Stanley - Sermon: The Consequences Of Disobedience In The Garden. August 31, 2016. Then, the land was divided among the tribes, and each tribe was to complete the conquest of their allotted land. Subscribe and Get Sermons and Daily Devotionals by Charles Stanley DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX! Of course, that’s all it took for her to get a sunburn that kept her in agony for days. I needed a new file cabinet in my office, and I needed the bookcase removed so that I could rearrange my office. Their persistent disobedience and ingratitude have now brought about extremely serious consequences. 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. For this reason Socrates refused to obey the command of the ... (New York, 1949), pp. Living a life of gluttony will likely lead to health problems. Consequently, my boss wrote me up for insubordination and put me on probation. The three minute theory starts by defining what civil disobedience is: âCivil disobedience is at base the conscientious decision to break a law on the grounds that itâs unjust.â 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. First, kings weren't supposed to offer sacrifices on behalf of the community. Just as Adam and Eve sinned by trying to become like God, so we too bow to idols to get what we want. Although I didn’t enjoy dealing with disobedience and sass, imposing consequences on my children often affected their long-term behavior. Consequences of Disobedience Import Velcra (Artist) Format: Audio CD. God, your God, chose you out of all the people on Earth for himself as a cherished, personal treasure (Deuteronomy 7:1-6, MSG). How has God spoken to you through his Word this week. . The description of God âwalkingâ in the garden suggests that there was fellowship between Him and Adam (Genesis 3:8; see Leviticus 26:11â12). Disobedience has consequences. Do this because you are a people set apart as holy to God, your God. “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, than to trust and obey.”. Answer: In Deuteronomy 28, God provides a list of blessings for obedience in verses 1â14 followed by a list of curses for disobedience in verses 15â68. 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. Verses 63-65 tell us that not one person from the first census appeared in the second . *** 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. My boss let me know that if I tore down the bookcase, I would be fired. When ancient Israelites disobeyed Godâs statutes, their land was overrun by foreign enemies. The lesson God taught me through this experience is how much this is like my relationship with God. 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. This excerpt adapted from Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life. When Jesus asked the twelve if they would also abandon him, Peter answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go? 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? While the entire list of verses will not be repeated here, the following concepts stand out as curses upon Godâs people, Israel, for when they disobeyed His laws: Applying Judges isn’t about focusing on sins common to people outside the church: sexual sins, murder, stealing, etc. A God who would become man and live among us, accepting hatred, abuse and a horrible death on the cross to overcome evil for our sake, is a God who loves the people of the world, whether I understand his command to destroy these nations or not. When my focus is there, I feel pretty good and righteous. What differences do you see in the two points-of-view? Jury and Kapo Fixers The judicial branch is self-regulating, predatory and has its own legislative and executive powers. A logical consequence could be for her to miss out on playtime so that she can clean up the mess she made. This week we are looking at three explosive decisions by the Supreme Court that have determined the course of our nation. But when we come to Numbers 14, God has had enough and declares judgment. 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. The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. God expects total obedience. How do her actions ring true in your life? Question: "What are the curses God promised Israel for disobedience?" The Consequences Of Disobedience In The Garden â Dr. Charles Stanley . Read those verses and write down your thoughts about the correlation. Disobedience to his heavenly Father leaves a scar on the sinner's soul, and lessens his capacity for virtue. 10 tracks (43:47). “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. 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) 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. 15 â 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 â Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the  country. As God said, all the grumbling Israelites from the exodus had died in the wilderness. That is an example of suffering the consequences for civil disobedience of an unjust law. 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. And how did they explain it? Stacy and Ben live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Practically, the whole country became involved in it. 10-11; but note his argument for the reverse position, pp. 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. Saul's Disobedience (?) Fill in the chart below with a summary of what happens over and over in the Judges’ Era. Before you read the introductory section, it’s important to understand that it’s not completely chronological. Under the leadership of God’s chosen man Moses, God freed them to return to the land promised to Abraham (the book of Exodus). These can be instructive to us as we seek to obey God in our own lives and as we train our children in obedience. It is arrogantly doing what God says not to do. . I think I’m being patient, and when God does not act, I react. The Israelites’ disobedience affected their descendants, directly and painfully. She enjoys ministering to women through Bible studies and discipleship at Three Rivers Grace Church, where her husband, Ben, is pastor. . “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). But severe mercies will befall us when we rebel and travel our own rocky path.  And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, but not as the kings of Israel that were before him. Her daughter wanted to come back home with a perfect bronze tan, but the vacation was only a few days long. Then when God keeps warning, sending His prophets and humans donât pay attention: then we rouse His anger, then the drastic consequences of sin emerge; sometimes it becomes extremely fatal. You have the words of eternal life. In John 17, Jesus intercedes for his followers as our great High Priest. 3. As a mother, I found disciplining my children to be less than fun and often painful. . Nothing happened, so I tore the shelving down. DEMOCRACY AND THE PROBLEM OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE .. Jesus has given us a second chance but God demands total obedience. 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? God, your God, will turn them over to you and you will conquer them. Applying Judges 3:1-6 and 1 Peter 1:6-7 (quoted on the previous page), in what ways might God be using our present culture and world in your life? I can understand that such evil is like a terrible, infectious disease which threatens God’s people, but it’s hard to accept nevertheless. How have you, much like the Israelites, excused your disobedience and compromise? Just as the complaining Israelites were disciplined through death in the wilderness, so we have consequences for our sin. Here are six different kinds of disobedience â¦ Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:11 . Kings could offer sacrifices for themselves, but never for the nation. 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. The Era of the Judges begins with Joshua’s death and ends with Saul’s anointing as the first King of Israel. Yes, God does forgive a truly repentant heart, but that doesnât mean our lives are free from repercussions on earth. except for Joshua and Caleb. Although I didnât enjoy dealing with disobedience and sass, imposing consequences on my children often affected their long-term behavior. God keeps his promises. ... "Civil Disobedience," in Walden and Other Writings, ed. Describe your reaction to God’s instructions to totally wipe out these people. A friend tells of a family vacation to Florida. What destroyed these nations is sin â disobedience to Godâs word. Depends. February 10, 2017 by Pastor Chuck Swindoll Scriptures: 1 Samuel 13:1â15. 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