The Source and Consequences of Defiant Behavior

Bible Summary. Defiant behavior is a result of our sin nature. Defiant behavior is rebellion against God. From God's perspective, He must be amazed at the choices we make because of our sin nature. Even when God does good things for us, our sin nature will rebel. God does not suffer rebellion long. His solution for resolving conflict with mankind is chastisement, punishment, and eventually total destruction. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on defiant behavior.

Samuel Rejects Saul Because of Saul's Defiance Against God


Samuel Rejects Saul Because He Rejected God
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Our Sin Nature Will Side With Rebellion Rather Than Jesus.

The essence of our sin nature is to rebel against God. This was personified when Jesus was brought before Pilate. The Jews had a choice of releasing Barabbas, a rebel, or Jesus, a man with no faults.

See Scripture Commentary: In Luke 23:18 the Jews tell Pilate to release the murderer Barabbas and do away with Jesus.

Our Defiant Behavior Only Returns Us To Bondage.

From God's perspective, He must be amazed at the choices we make because of our sin nature. This was the case with the Jews when Moses led them out bondage.

See Scripture Commentary: In Nehemiah 9:17 the Jews in their rebellion against Moses appoint captains to return to the bondage of Egypt.


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Even When We Are Blessed We Show Defiant Behavior.

Even when God does good things for us, our sin nature will rebel. This happened with Saul, Israel's first king. As time past while Saul was king, he became full of himself thinking he knew better than God and God's prophet, Samuel.

See Scripture Commentary: In 1 Samuel 15:23 Samuel tell Saul that God has rejected him as king because of his rebellion.

God's Solution for Resolving Conflict Caused By Defiant Behavior.

God does not suffer rebellion long. His solution for resolving conflict with mankind is chastisement, punishment, and eventually total destruction.

See Scripture Commentary: Proverbs 17:11 advises us that evil men seek only rebellion against God and they will be punished.

God Will Punish Defiant Behavior.

God will ultimately destroy people that continue to display defiant behavior. God does not desire to destroy us because He is a loving God, but just as a loving parent He will punish us.

See Scripture Commentary: Daniel 5:21 advises us how King Nebuchadnezzar become proud, and God brought him down to correct him.