Summary: Examples of obedience and disobedience of Bible figures and the results it brought. Includes 6 ways we can obey God
Obedience To God
ISA 1:18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD."Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. ISA 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; ISA 1:20 but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken
What is true obedience to God?
Obey when it involves risk
Obey when it doesn’t make sense
Obey when it involves potential loss
Obey to completion
Gods command to Adam
GE 2:15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
GE 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, `You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?"
GE 3:2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, `You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ "
GE 3:4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
GE 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
GE 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this,
"Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
GE 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."
Enmity-Quality of being an enemy, hostility, ill-will, or opposition.
Earliest Prophecy of Jesus (HE)
Crush-Destroy---Strike-bother and annoy
Snake strike on heel-fatal depending on type of snake. Satan-pure poison from his bite. Where does a person go if bitten by a snake? The hospital.
Where does a Christian go when bitten by Satan-The Word of God and Church.
Results for Adam&Eve
GE 3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."
Your life is going to be hard for you until you die.
The most painful result
23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
God threw them out of the Garden of Eden and cut them off from the Tree of Life.
This was the most painful result for them and for us.
(Perfect World-1 Rule-Broken-Brought Imperfection)
Imperfections in the world led to great evil in the world.
God was greatly distressed by the evil in the world.
GE 6:5 The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. 7 So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for I am grieved that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Noah was righteous in the midst of all that evil(Lesson to Youth)
God gave Noah a heads up on his plan
13 So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.