The Adversity Of Disobedience

Here is part of the song about Jonah: God told Jonah to go down to Nineveh, that ole wicked town but Jonah didn’t want to go where he was sent. Until that big fish came along and showed ole Jonah he was wrong, and after that ordeal he changed his mind and went.

The Lord’s purpose for our lives will be fulfilled. However we may take a circular route because of our disobedience. I know by experience. In 1975 I disobeyed what the Lord told me and I reaped those consequences for 10 years! Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.”

Think back to the children of Israel. All of the original men died in the wilderness because of their disobedience. Numbers 14:33 says, “And your sons shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness.”

Here is a verse that strikes terror in my heart. Psalm 106:15 says, “And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.” Spiritual leanness is a dry desert.

Proverbs 13:15 Amplified says, “Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the transgressor is hard (like a barren, dry soil or the impassable swamp).”

The path of obedience is strewn with grace. Let us run to embrace His will and ways over ours. Let Psalm 71:2-3 be our prayer. It says, “Deliver me in Your righteousness, and cause me to escape; incline Your ear to me. Be a strong refuge, to which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.”

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