“…but I will not go up among you...”
To disobey God, is a very dangerous practice. Disobedience is not only a sin, but it also leads us astray and away from God’s presence. This lack of intimate communion with our God is painful and could very well destroy our testimony.
The Israelites sinned greatly against the Lord when they worshipped the golden calf, and God sent a plague to punish them. The people of Israel disobeyed God’s precepts and thus separated themselves from the Most High.
When we sin and disobey God, we are punishing ourselves. It is as if we were telling Him: “Listen God, I know that you love me and that I am your child, but at this moment I want to be alone and do as I please!”
This is what the Bible calls “living according to the flesh” (Romans 8:4, 5). This kind of dangerous and irresponsible lifestyle only leads to more sin, more problems and more distance between us and God.
Living in disobedience can only take us to the “danger zone”, where God’s guidance and protection are minimal. God has never been in the business of blessing sin or condoning disobedience.
If we have problems because of our disobedience, it’s not God’s fault. Although we shall never lose our salvation, we are grieving the Holy Spirit, and becoming highly ineffective Christians.
Come out of the danger zone today and find refuge in a life of obedience and devotion to God!