By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 28, 2016

  • Romans 15:4
  • Moses
    • Led the Israelites out of Egypt and through the desert towards Canaan.
    • Moses disobeyed God at Meribah. Numbers 20:12
      • He struck the rock instead of speaking to the rock as God commanded.
        • This seems like a small mistake, but it was enough to keep him out of the Promised Land.
      • He did not sanctify God when he spoke to the people.
        • He allowed the Israelites to provoke him to sin.
      • Saul
        • I Samuel 15 – Saul sins by not utterly destroying the Amalekites.
          • I Samuel 15:22 – Saul rejected as king.
          • When God tells us to do something, He means for us to do it just that way, whether we understand it or not. Jeremiah 10:23; Psalm 37:25
        • Saul also sinned by shifting responsibility for sins from himself to the people.
        • Saul allowed himself to be lifted up with pride.
        • Saul rebelled against God.
      • David
        • I Chronicles 13 – David tried to bring the ark of the covenant back from Kiriath-Jearim.
          • I Chronicles 13:10 – The ark was transported on a cart instead of by poles as God commanded and Uzza was struck dead when he reached out to steady it.
        • II Samuel 11 – David sins with Bathsheba.
      • Matthew 6:33 – Seek God first.

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