6232 rejection of God, results of

6232 rejection of God, results of

Rejecting God angers and grieves him. To reject God can be to reject all the benefits of the gospel, and can lead to judgment and punishment.

Rejection grieves God

God rejected as Creator Ge 6:6

God rejected as a husband Eze 6:9 See also Jer 2:2; Jer 3:20; Jer 31:32; Hos 1:2

God rejected as a father Hos 11:1-4 See also Dt 32:18; Jer 3:19; Jer 31:20

God rejected by Israel, his vineyard Isa 5:4 See also Jer 2:21

Rejection angers God and brings his wrath

Ezr 8:22; Jn 3:36 See also Lev 26:27-28; 2Ch 36:16; Zec 7:12; Ro 2:8

The results of rejecting God

Judgment Jer 1:16; Jn 12:48 See also Lev 26:14-17; Ps 50:22; Pr 1:24-26; Isa 28:22; Jer 6:19; Jer 15:6; Jer 26:4-6; Am 2:4-5; Jn 3:18-19

God rejects his people Dt 32:19; Ps 78:59; Ps 119:118; Jer 6:30; Jer 7:29; Hos 9:7

God rejects those who reject him Hos 4:6; Mt 10:33 pp Lk 12:9 See also 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 15:2; Lk 9:26

God hides his face Dt 31:17-18; Dt 32:20; Ps 88:14; Isa 1:15; Mic 3:4

God rejects the sanctuary and its worship Lev 26:31; 1Ki 9:6-7 pp 2Ch 7:19-20; La 2:7; Eze 7:24; Eze 10:18-19; Eze 11:22-23

God’s people are removed from his presence into exile 2Ki 17:18-20,23; 2Ki 23:27; 2Ki 24:3,20 pp Jer 52:3; Jer 7:15; Jer 15:1

Examples of others rejected by God Esau: Ro 9:13; Mal 1:2-3 Saul: 1Sa 15:23,26; 1Sa 16:1; 1Sa 28:15-16
Jer 22:24-25 Jehoiachin

God’s rejection is not final

Lev 26:44; Ro 11:15 See also 1Sa 12:22; 2Ch 7:14; Ps 66:20; Isa 41:9; Isa 49:21; Isa 54:5-8; Jer 31:37; Jer 33:24-26; Zec 10:6; Ro 11:1,25-29

See also

1025God, anger of
1120God, repentance of
1310God as judge
2426gospel, responses
5482punishment
5779advice
6124condemnation
6628conversion, God’s demand
7215exile, the
9165restoration
9210judgment, God’s
9511hell, place of punishment

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