Pharaoh defied God saying “Who is the Lord that I should obey Him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go” (Ex 5:2). However God, the all-powerful one, always has the last word and things go His way as Pharaoh and the people of Egypt found out (Ex 14:4,17,18). No one can blatantly rebel against God’s known ways and get away with it (Rom 1:18-32). Goliath defiantly spoke against the Lord God, however, his size and armour was no match for David who came against him in the Lord’s name (I Sam 17:23,45,50). 

We are not to act or speak derogatory words against God or His servants (Num 12:8; 2 Sam 1:16; Ps 2:2; Act 4:27). God will judge everyone for the

   Defying God has serious consequences

defiant words they have spoken against Him (Jud 1:15). No one can sin and get away with it for, “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction…” (Num 32:23; Gal 6:7). God has given us His Word to obey and a conscience to guide us – neither are to be ignored.

See also: rebellion.

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