Rebellion

Forgiven not condemned
Rebellion
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.

Proverbs 17:11
Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.

Rebellion is resistance or defiance of authority. God equates rebellion the same as the breaking of any of the Ten Commandments. The punishment is death.
But God is gracious and forgiving towards those who repent.

Acts 9:5
And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.

Paul was rebelling against the authority of Jesus and by persecuting those Jesus loved he was persecuting Jesus.

Psalm 32:1-2
Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Blessed are those who freely confess all their sins, without dissembling, which are truly sorry for, and sincerely hates them, and turns from sin to God with all their heart.
We must admit our sins to God if our relationship with Him is to be restored completely.
We cannot go before him and plead our innocence, but we may go before him with the feeling of conscious sincerity and honesty in making confession of our guilt.

Isaiah 43:25
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

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About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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