If we will not listen to God, why should He listen to us?

Deuteronomy Bible Background

03.06.2019 – Old Testament: Deu 1.41–46

To read the Bible in a year, read Deuteronomy 1–2 on March 6, In the year of our Lord Christ 2019

By Don Ruhl

When the Lord told the people to go, they would not listen and refused to go. When He said to stay, they would not listen and insisted on going:

“Then you answered and said to me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD; we will go up and fight, just as the LORD our God commanded us.’ And when everyone of you had girded on his weapons of war, you were ready to go up into the mountain. And the LORD said to me, ‘Tell them, “Do not go up nor fight, for I am not among you; lest you be defeated before your enemies.”’ So I spoke to you; yet you would not listen, but rebelled against the command of the LORD, and presumptuously went up into the mountain. And the Amorites who dwelt in that mountain came out against you and chased you as bees do, and drove you back from Seir to Hormah. Then you returned and wept before the LORD, but the LORD would not listen to your voice nor give ear to you. So you remained in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you spent there” (Deuteronomy 1.41–46).

They were no different than we are today. Why is that? Why do we want to do the opposite of what God tells us? Do we think that we are wiser than God?


  • Do you listen to God?
  • Do you want God to listen to you?

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