Disobedience

Jesus Transfers Demons to Pigs - Matthew 8:28 – 8:34 (commentary)

The event recorded here took place near Gergesa, a town on the eastern slope of the Sea of Galilee. There Jesus met two demon possessed men. These men under the influence of demons were violent and had been forced out of the city and were living in a graveyard ( …

It is Not What Seems Right But What God Says - Joshua 16:1 – 16:10 (commentary)

One prevailing theme of this chapter is not finishing the work. Israel was ready to divide up the land among the tribes, but we find there were enemies yet to be conquered in the land (13:1). It appears that some of the Israelites wanted to spare the Canaanites because of a false …

A futile invasion attempt - Numbers 14:39 – 14:45 (commentary)

God assures Moses that he has forgiven the sin of disobedience by the people, but this forgiveness does not prevent the consequences. These results are as follows:The nation wanders in the wilderness for forty years, one year for each day the spies had spent spying out the land.E …

Jonah’s Disobedience - Jonah 1:1 – 1:9 (commentary)

The book opens with Jonah choosing to run away from God’s will for His life. Jonah chooses to go his own way (vv. 1-2). God tells him to go to Nineveh which was the capital of Assyria, and cry out against it for their great wickedness. Instead Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish f …

Saul Rebels Against God - I Samuel 13:1 – 13:14 (commentary)

The real nature of Saul begins to show in this chapter. As we get a good view of him we begin to see that he is a phony. After reigning two years over Israel He organized and commanded an army of two thousand, stationed in Micmash to the north of Jerusalem (vv. 1-3). His son, Jon …

Saul’s Rebellion Concerning Agag - I Samuel 15:1 – 15:15 (commentary)

Saul is given specific instructions, through Samuel, to “smite the Amalekites and utterly destroy them (vv. 1-3).” We do not know for sure from scripture why God gave this command for utter destruction but possibly it was because they were a band of guerrilla terrorists …

King Manassah Was an Evil King Ruling For 55 Years - II Chronicles 33:1 – 33:10 (commentary)

Manassah was the longest reigning king. He was 12 years old when he took over and he ruled for 55 years (v. 1). His father, Hezekiah was a great king who led his nation back to serving God. However, as soon as Manassah got opportunity, he undid everything his father had spiritual …

The Discipline For Disobedience - Leviticus 26:14 – 26:39 (commentary)

God is a God of holiness and those that disobey His law have judgment resting upon them. This section on curses is much more extensive than the blessings section. As a disobedient nation Israel would not only miss the rewards of obedience, but suffer pestilence (v. 16, 25), famin …

The People Disobeyed And Went to Egypt - Jeremiah 43:1 – 43:13 (commentary)

Isn’t it strange after forty years or more of Jeremiah’s ministry of highest integrity, they dared to say, “You are telling a lie. God didn’t send you” (vv. 1-2). They justified it by blaming someone else. “Baruch did it” (v. 3). The flesh loves to t …