Old Samuel Might Ask: Will You Rebel or Obey?

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

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Old Testament Prophet Samuel’s farewell address to all Israel is as good for us today as it was for those people back then.

“14 If you will fear the Lord and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God, it will be well. 15 But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then the hand of the Lord will be against you and your king.” (1Samuel 12:14-15 ESV) {Bold and color added}

Here is a clear example of “choices have consequences”.

In Galatians 6:7, the Apostle Paul says it plainly: “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” (ESV)

Sadly, many times throughout their history, God's Chosen People rebelled and went their own way. If the truth is known, so have I…so have you.

As those of us who claim to follow the Lord Jesus Christ as born again Believers, we need to walk with and before the Lord with repentant hearts, pure minds, and humble dealings with others.

Most of us have strong convictions, but we must be gentle, respectful and kind in our deliberations with others. Where there is penitence and admission of brokenness, there is joy and the helping, affirming hand of God. Let us pray this for each other today.

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