Rebellion—found twenty-three times in twenty verses in the book of Ezekiel
Variations: rebel, rebelled, rebellest, rebellion, rebellious, rebels
Interesting fact: God created man to have dominion over the animal kingdom; however, the Bible depicts the animal kingdom as much more consistent than man in the area of obedience. The opening lines of the book of Isaiah contrast the obedience of man to that of the animal kingdom. Concerning men, the Lord said, “I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me” (Isaiah 1:2). The Lord contrasted this rebuke with the following concerning the animal kingdom, “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib” (Isaiah 1:3).
Bible study tip: In certain situations, the Bible depicts current or historical events to teach present truths. For instance, some Galilaeans reminded the Lord of some fellow Galilaeans “whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices” (Luke 13:1). The Lord used this event to teach of the need of all men to repent (Luke 13:2-3). He then reminded His listeners of eighteen people who died when “the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them” (Luke 13:4). Once again, the Lord reminded the audience concerning the need for all men to repent. In such cases, the Bible student may not possess all the details of the current event, but the point of the teaching can be plainly established. While searching for some deep, dark, historical secret, do not miss the obvious teachings which simply state the truth concerning a particular event.
Sunday, Day 225—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 226—The Nature of Rebellion
Tuesday, Day 227—A Stiff Neck
Wednesday, Day 228—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 229—Turning the Shoulder
Friday, Day 230—God’s Dealings with Rebels
Saturday, Day 231—Rebels Dwell in a Dry Land
Day 225: Church Day
Daniel 9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;