“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry” (vs. 22-23).
Our tendency is to seek out the forbidden. If a mother tells her child not to play with the sewing machine, what will happen when leaves the room?
A great sin of our day is the idea that, “No one can tell me what to do; I will be the master of my own life and destiny.”
“He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” Proverbs 29:1 A hardened neck is the result of a hardened heart…
A soul in rebellion against Christ stands before the Christ he has denied. He has died in rebellion and has already bowed prostrate before Christ, and now in disbelief hears himself acknowledge this same Christ as Lord.