September 9: Rejecting God’s Law

Rejecting God’s Law

All of Creation obeys God’s laws, but He gave mankind the privilege and responsibility to choose whether to obey.  Sadly, from the time sin entered the world man usually choses to reject God’s law and instead obey his flesh, his mind, will and emotions.

Job was a God-fearer, and never rebelled against God.  But in his physical and emotional distress he questioned God…as so many of us do.  Why? Why? Why.  He was actually challenging God’s sovereignty. 

God never answered Job.  Instead He challenged Job by asking Job questions:

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?

When I said to the mighty waves,
‘This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop!’

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,[g]
Or loose the belt of Orion?

“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
That an abundance of water may cover you?
35 Can you send out lightnings, that they may go,
And say to you, ‘Here we are!’?

36 Who has put wisdom in [j]the mind?
Or who has given understanding to the heart? (Job 38:4,11,31,34-36)


Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said:

“Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?
He who rebukes God, let him answer it.”

Job wisely answered

Then Job answered the Lord and said:

“Behold, I am vile;
What shall I answer You?
I lay my hand over my mouth.
Once I have spoken, but I will not answer;
Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.”(Job 40:1-5)


What we are seeing today: on our streets, in our government offices, in the media…surrounding us is people challenging God.  It’s His law that we are rejecting.

Even those who say they love God…and reject His law.  And by rejecting God’s law we are law-less-ness.  Other words for lawlessness are: rebellion, transgression, iniquity and sin.  Obedience to God’s law requires hitting the bullseye.  Any deviation is sin and results in separation from His blessings:

  • His presence
  • His peace
  • His provision
  • His protection

Isaiah 59:1-2

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear.


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