God made things easy for the Israelites in Leviticus 26 by stating clearly what would happen to them if they kept His commands and also if they disobeyed Him. In this blog we will focus on what disobedience to God’s commands would cost them so that we learn how this may also apply to us as God’s children too.
In verses 14-17, the Israelites refusing to listen to God, failing to carry out His commands, rejection of God’s decrees, abhoring His laws which all result in violating His covenant will mean God would bring upon them sudden terror, wasting diseases and a fever that would cause destruction of sight, energy and their planting of seed in vain. God would also turn away from them which would expose them to the enemy’s defeat.
The lesson we could learn here as Christians is that God detests disobedience and its results are damaging and costly as His heavy hands of judgement would stand against us. Although God is a God of love He is also a God of judgement who hates disobedience which when we walk in it, He sees that action as sin. May we be wise and recieve grace from the cross and help from the Holy Spirit our personal Helper to turn away from disobedience that we may not incur the wrath of God. This is the dispensation of grace to be able to do all things through Christ who strengthens us including rising above disobedience. A dispensation when Jesus has given us power to become sons and daughters of God to be able to rise above disobedience. Hallelujah!!
Even in all of this in verses 18, 21, 23, 27,42 and verse 45 we still see God’s mercy in that He gives the Israelites an opportunity time and time again to escape more of His judgement by just requiring them to simply listen to Him and turn away from disobedience.
The lesson to learn here is that even in God’s anger when we disobey Him, He is still rich in mercy towards us if we repent and decide to keep His words.
In this scripture God gives Moses and Aaron specific instructions to carry out a Census and also how to go about it.
We learn how organised and detailed God can be when He gives instructions and how He communicated with Moses and Aaron
We must therefore learn to carry out God’s instructions to the letter and not take any aspects of His will for granted