Category Archives: Disobedience

Will God Make You Do His Will?

(“Questions From Israel’s Exodus” series: post #9) God reigns as sovereign over all His creation. However, He does not exercise His sovereignty in a way that forces people to do what He wants them to do. Instead, He wants people … Continue reading

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Does God Harden Hearts?

(“Questions From Israel’s Exodus” series: post #8) Scholars have long debated which of Egypt’s Pharaohs was the Pharaoh of the Exodus story. Some of the candidates are Amenhotep II, Raamses I, Sethi I, Rameses II, or Merenptah. What isn’t up … Continue reading

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Bronze Shields in Place of Gold Shields

The reign of King Solomon’s son Rehoboam was fairly doomed from the start. On the one hand, many in Israel had grown weary not only of Solomon’s system of taxation (1 Kings 4:7) but also the labor force Solomon required … Continue reading

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What’s Your Excuse?

Excuses are a dime a dozen, right? So, I thought I’d share a few “excuses” stories with you. Here we go. Story #1: Mrs. Smith gave her class of high school students the assignment of writing a term paper that … Continue reading

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Robert’s Trip to the Dentist’s Office

Psychologist James Dobson, the founder of the Focus on the Family ministry, tells a great story in his book Straight Talk to Men and Their Wives. The story comes from one of Dr. Dobson’s friends, Dr. William Slonecker. Dr. Slonecker … Continue reading

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When God Changes His Mind

“Jonah” series (post #4) Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. (Jonah 3:10, N.K.J.V.) … Continue reading

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When the Lord Rebukes Your Decision

“Jonah” series: (post #2) But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. (Jonah 1:4, N.K.J.V.) When God tells … Continue reading

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When God Tells You to Do Something You Don’t Want to Do

“Jonah” series: (post #1) Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” (Jonah 1:1-2, … Continue reading

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How to Lose the Joy of Salvation

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation… (Psalm 51:12, N.K.J.V.) Prominent Baptist preacher Dr. Tom Wallace tells of an experience he had when he was serving as the pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Elkton, Maryland. One Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Partial Obedience is Full Disobedience

Israel’s King Saul had his marching orders. They had been given to him by Samuel, Israel’s unquestioned spiritual leader. Samuel, speaking for God, had told Saul to take Israel’s army and attack the Amalekities. More than just attack the Amalekites, … Continue reading

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