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Disobedience

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The refusal to obey someone, especially someone in a position of authority. Scripture insists on the need to obey God at all times.

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Disobedience enters people’s hearts for various reasons

Disobedience comes through greed and lust

Genesis 3:6 LEB
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a delight to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise, then she took from its fruit and she ate. And she gave it also to her husband with her, and he ate.
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Disobedience arises from impatience

Exodus 32:23 LEB
And they said to me, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us, because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’
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Disobedience comes through fear

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Disobedience results from pride and arrogance

Leviticus 10:1 LEB
And Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu each took his censer, and they put fire in them and placed incense on it; then they presented before Yahweh illegitimate fire, which he had not commanded them.
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Unbelief is disobedience

Hebrews 3:12 LEB
Watch out, brothers, lest there be in some of you an evil, unbelieving heart, with the result that you fall away from the living God.
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Lack of love is disobedience

John 14:24 LEB
The one who does not love me does not keep my words, and the word that you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
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Disobedience to God leads to punishment

Punishment is applied to individuals

Genesis 3:17–19 LEB
And to Adam he said, “Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree from which I forbade you to eat, the ground shall be cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat from it all the days of your life. And thorns and thistles shall sprout for you, and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread, until your return to the ground. For from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
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Punishment for the disobedience of unbelief

2 Thessalonians 1:8–9 LEB
with burning flame giving punishment to those who do not know God and who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus, who will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,
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Nations are also punished

Genesis 15:14 LEB
And also the nation that they serve I will judge. Then afterward they shall go out with great possessions.
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Disobedience, like all sin, can be forgiven

Romans 5:19 LEB
For just as through the disobedience of the one man, the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one, the many will be made righteous.
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