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Rebellion will rob our peace, power, and position with God!

‘while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”’ Hebrews 3:15

‘For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”’ I Samuel 15:23

We cannot live with peace in our heart and rebellion in our actions. Rebellion caused King Saul to lose his peace and kingdom—also, losing the peace of God. You can’t have the thing of God and go around the ways of God.

‘If you follow this advice, and if God commands you to do so, then you will be able to endure the pressures, and all these people will go home in peace.”’ Exodus 18:23

‘Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. ‘ Romans 13:5

‘Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. ‘ Romans 13:1

When we do what God commands us we have peace and those we are leading have peace.

Examples of rebellion that robs our peace:

  • Young people rebel against parents or those in authority over them.
  • Rebelling against governing authorities like
    police. (Romans 13:1-5)
  • Rebelling against our spiritual authorities like our pastor. (Hebrew 13:1)
  • Rebelling against our boss.

Are you rebelling against your parents, police, or
pastor? Are you rebelling against your boss at work? Is there someone you need to ask forgiveness?

Prayer: “God, help me to submit and obey those over me because I know all authorities come from You. In Jesus Name, Amen.”