Is it okay with God to be a rebel?


“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18


Every rebel has a reason for his or her actions. You’ve probably heard a young person say, “Well, my dad drinks, so I smoke pot.” Do you know what kind of reasoning that is? Brute beast reasoning, like Peter mentions in 2 Peter 2:12. 

“But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.”

This young person doesn’t think he has to obey his father. And he further reasons, “He’s not worthy of my obedience.” And it’s not only young people who think this way. We see it in adults too, and it’s rampant in entertainment and the media. But is this okay with God? Does He give us His permission to live this way?

Do you know the only people who can demand perfect parents? Perfect children. The only people who can demand a perfect pastor is a perfect church member. Only perfect citizens can demand a perfect politician! You don’t carry a license for rebellion. There are ways to reason together in a church, home, government and nation. 


A spirit of rebellion among its citizens will bring a nation to its knees. Jesus gave His life to reconcile us. Can you live otherwise?