God is always calling us back to him
Have you refused to listen to God?
“Now if you will fear and worship the Lord and listen to his voice, and if you do not rebel against the Lord’s commands, and if you and your king follow the Lord your God, then all will be well. But 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.”
But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!” This place was known as Meribah, because it was where the people of Israel argued with the Lord, and where he demonstrated his holiness among them.
O universal strength, I know it well
It is but froth of folly to rebel
For thou art Lord and hast the keys of Hell.
To reject God call is to rebel
The word rebel conjures up images of motorcycles, black leather jackets, tattoos, and arrogant, angry attitudes. Sometimes rebellion against God does manifest itself in such dramatic forms, but rebellion can be much more subtle.
A failure to worship God leads to a failure to listen to his commands. Such disrespect is rebellion against God — whether we wear black leather or suits and ties.
What subtle forms of rebellion tend to creep into your life?
From the TouchPoint Bible with commentaries by Ron Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 247
Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House