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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 NKJV
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
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Disobedience arises from impatience

Exodus 32:23 NKJV
For they said to me, ‘Make us gods that shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of 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 NKJV
Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.
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Unbelief is disobedience

Hebrews 3:12 NKJV
Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God;
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Lack of love is disobedience

John 14:24 NKJV
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which 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 NKJV
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.”
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Punishment for the disobedience of unbelief

2 Thessalonians 1:8–9 NKJV
in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
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Nations are also punished

Genesis 15:14 NKJV
And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
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Disobedience, like all sin, can be forgiven

Romans 5:19 NKJV
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
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