Be careful. God can punish for every disobedient act.

Posted: September 26, 2015 in Ugandan things

Be careful with the things of God. God can punish for every disobedient act. We should always repent and seek his forgiveness. Some preachers today seem to imply that when Jesus died, he set us free. By that they imply that we are free to live the way we feel like as long as we are Christians. When we sin, we disobey God. Sin is still with us but God is able to forgive all our wrongs if we ask him to.
God expects obedience from Christians and those who do not obey are cursed. “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse — the blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known” (Deuteronomy 11:26-28).
Moses did not reach the Promised Land because he disobeyed God. There are repercussions for disobedience God can get angry with us if we disobey him. God wants us to trust Him that He is able to provide. And we do not need to go against his will for shortcuts in life. God commanded Moses to specifically speak to the rock to get water but he hit it instead.
“Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them” (Numbers 20:8-12)
Obedience is part of the Christian lifestyle. “my little children, these things I write I to you, so that you may not sin….” (1 John 2:1).Following Christ is a form of obedience to God (John 14:15,21). To become disobedient is to sin or rebellion against God (I Samuel 15:22-23).
Obeying God results in living a good life.”If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land” (Isaiah 1:19). “If you love me, you will obey what I command….Whoever has my commands, and obeys them he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him” (John 14:15,21).
Christians work within God’s wills not our desires. Obedience to God is also about keeping promises with God and following his commands. Abraham obeyed God and offered his only son for sacrifice. That is why he is called the father of all believers. Even in real life, how many times have you broken your promises or vows with others? I do not know what you promised God after your victory. Always ask for guidance and help from God to remain obedient. There is great insight into obedience in Psalm 51.

Thank God for areas of disobedience and obedience you discover in your life. Do something about it. Confess your sins because they come from disobedience. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9). “We must also respect earthly leadership. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (Romans 13:1)
Some sins have lifetime consequences. David was a mighty man of God. King David was punished by God. David lusted and his lineage suffered as aconsequence.The son born to Bathsheba died. One of his sons was murdered. There was rape and incest in his family.
God’s commands and words are to not be ignored on a serious note. Our Conscious should help us obey God better.”For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.” 1 Corinthians 11:31.”The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10)
There are serious consequences when we disobey. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7) Do think you disobeying God right now? Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. Get into the habit of trusting God with everything. God is all loving but wants us to obedient. There are churches today that preach that we do not need to repent since Jesus died for us. Let’s us do what God cannot do so He does the rest for us as Christians. We can praise, worship, obey, and be faithful to God.
Ivan. N. Baliboola
PR and Organisational diagnosis specialist.


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