REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE
IN THE BIBLE
REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE
REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE MESSAGE
Great to have you here once again for more
Daily Bread. Let's continue our study of Deuteronomy and this address
that Moses is giving to the children of Israel, shall we?
makes no bones about telling TRUTH. In this chapter, his message is,
Make no mistake ... God didn't bring you to possess this great Promised
Land because of YOUR righteousness, but because of the wickedness of the
nations that you are driving out.
REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE LESSON WITH REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE
BIBLE EXPLANATION AND REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE SUMMARY
look back for a moment to the book of Genesis, when God was telling
Abraham in a vision about when his descendants would be right where they
are now in our story:
And He said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be
a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them;
and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that
nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall
they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy
fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in
the fourth generation they shall come hither again:
for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
be talking about this again in a later chapter study.
understand this, Moses reiterates, It's not YOUR righteousness that has
earned you this land, because you are a stiffnecked (rebellious) people.
Remember, and never forget how you were disobedient from the day you
left Egypt until now.
Moses gives examples of their rebellion, beginning with the story of
when he went up into the mountain to receive the commandments from God,
and the children of Israel made themselves a golden calf to worship
while he was gone. (If you like to cross reference things in the Bible,
this was from
REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE INFORMATION WITH REBELLIOUS
PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE MEANING AND REBELLIOUS PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE
also mentions a few other times that Israel murmured in the wilderness,
including the first time God told them to go up and possess the Land of
Promise, but they didn't believe in the Lord's strength to help them
against the Amalekites and the Canaanites, so they rebelled. Their
rebellion cost that generation the privilege of entering the Promised
Land and their children 40 years of wandering in the wilderness being
tested and humbled ...
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years,
and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the
is perfect evidence of the integrity of a man like Moses. He said:
Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I
Yet in both of these stories, he fell down and he fasted and prayed
before the Lord for forty days and forty nights each time, that the Lord
wouldn't destroy His chosen people. Why? Because it would bring the LORD
glory to bring them into the land that He promised, and Moses knew that
bringing glory to the Lord was what life is all about.
began this chapter's study by talking about how Moses told the children
of Israel that God didn't bring them to possess the Promised
Land because of their own righteousness, and it's important that we
never forget in our own lives that the blessings that are bestowed upon
us aren't because of our own righteousness either ... But God's.
great stories ahead at Daily Bread ... Until then, take good care, and God bless.