The Delusions of Disobedience Part 2 – Pastor Stacey Shiflett

The Delusions of Disobedience Series Part II

Delusional about Relationships

Their heart of disobedience affected every relationship they had.

The greatest delusion that resulted because of their disobedience was toward God.

Not a single relationship was unaffected.

I. It affected their relationship with God

  • Deuteronomy 1:27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

                              1. Delusional about God’s Passion for them – “…Because the LORD hated us…”

                              2. Delusional about God’s Plans for them – “…to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.”

II. It affected their relationship with the World

  • Deuteronomy 1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

Numbers 13

  • 31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
  • 32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
  • 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

III. It affected their relationship with God’s Man

                              1. The Focus of their Complaint – vs. 2 “…murmured against Moses and against Aaron…”              

                              2. The Foolishness of their Conclusion – vs. 2b, 3

                              3. The Forsaking of their Captain – “…let us make us a captain…”

Numbers 14:2-4

  • 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
  • 3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
  • 4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

IV. It affected their relationship with God’s People

Numbers 14:6-10

  • 6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
  • 7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
  • 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
  • 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
  • 10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones.

V. It affected their relationship with their family

Numbers 14:3 our wives and our children should be a prey…

Notice God’s response to their delusion:

  • 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
  • 29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
  • 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
  • 31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
  • 32 But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.
  • 33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
  • 34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.