Scripture: Numbers 14:26-38

“A seed shall serve him, It shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.” Psalm 22:30 (KJV)

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The sin of rebellion attracts immediate action from God. Rebellion is a direct attack on the authority of God and he deals with it with his mighty hand. When the people rebelled against God, God’s response was immediate (v.10). But for the intervention of Moses, God wanted to wipe out the entire race and start anew with Moses. For their rebellion, that  generation was cursed never to enter the promise land. Everyone 20 years and above would die in the wilderness except Caleb and Joshua. The consequence of their rebellion was a lost and wasted generation.

What led to this rebellion? It was poor leadership. The 10 spies, leaders of their tribes, led the people into rebellion against God rather than turn the hearts of the people towards the plan of God. God struck them dead immediately because of this rebellion but the damage had been done. That generation never fulfilled the plan of God for their lives. They were delivered from Egypt but they never entered into the land of promise.

Rebellion delayed the promise of God for 40 years. Rebellion made God reject Saul as king (1 Sam. 15:23). Rebellion caused the first earthquake to happen (Num. 16:30). When you reject the spiritual authority God has put over you, you are in rebellion. When you are given a task to do and you refuse, you are in rebellion. Rebellion can make God substitute you or wait for the next generation. As believers, let us follow after God so we may fit into his will that our generation will not be lost before God.

Reflection: In what way am I rebelling against God's authority?

Lord, help us stay on course that our generation will not be rejected in Jesus name, Amen.

Almighty God, our generation shall praise your name and fulfill your purpose.

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