How to anger God

“But Moses said, ‘Pardon your servant, Lord.  Please send someone else.’ Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, ‘What about your brother, Aaron the Levite?’” Exodus 4:13-14.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Exodus 3-5, and Luke 22.

Think about all the wonderful stories you know about Moses.  Trust me, this isn’t one of them!

God says, “Do this,” and Moses won’t obey.

Terrible behavior for sure but how often do we behave similarly?

We may not hear God telling us to do something but we know, via His Word, what to do……..and yet we don’t do it.

God tells me to love my wife.  How many times do I disrespect her in one way or the other?  This does NOT please God.

My behavior must reflect my relationship with God.  I must strive to do whatever He wants.  I must be alert to His instructions.

Many of God’s instructions are plain and clear.  I have no excuses for disobedience.

Moses was fortunate that God didn’t respond to his refusal by doing something terrible to him.  In the story, God moves on to someone else.

“Lord, I need You every second.  Forgive me for disobeying You.  I want to do Your Will at all times.  Enlighten me to Your Ways.  Help me.  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

Are you angering God?

 

 

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