30 Important Bible Verses About Disobedience

Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, Obey Your Parents

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ – which is the first commandment with a promise – ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’”

1 Samuel 15:22 – Obedience is Better than Sacrifice

“But Samuel replied: ‘Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.’”

John 14:23-24 – Love and Obedience

“Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’”

Deuteronomy 11:26-28 – The Blessings and Curses of Obedience

“See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse– the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today; the curse if you disobey the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods, which you have not known.”

1 John 2:3-6 – Walking in Obedience

“We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”

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Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord and Lean not on Your Own Understanding

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Hebrews 13:17 – Obey and Submit to Church Leaders

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”

James 1:22-25 – Doers of the Word

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it– not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it– they will be blessed in what they do.”

Romans 6:16 – Slave to Obedience

“Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey– whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?”

Genesis 22:18 – Abraham’s Obedience and Blessing

“And through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

Matthew 7:21 – Obedience and Entering the Kingdom

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

2 Thessalonians 1:8 – God Punishes Disobedience

“He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.”

Acts 5:29 – Obey God Rather Than Men

“Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!’”

Romans 2:8 – Disobedience Leads to Wrath and Anger

“But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.”

Matthew 28:20 – Teaching Obedience

“…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Colossians 3:20 – Children’s Obedience to Parents

“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”

1 Samuel 12:14 – Obedience to the Lord’s Commands

“If you fear the LORD and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the LORD your God’s commands, it will be well with you.”

Jeremiah 7:23 – Obeying God’s Voice

“But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’”

1 Peter 1:14 – Obedient Children of God

“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.”

1 Peter 4:17 – Judgment Begins with the House of God

“For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

Joshua 22:5 – Be Careful to Obey the Commandment

“But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

Acts 5:32 – The Holy Spirit Given to Those Who Obey

“We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Isaiah 1:19 – Obedience and Prosperity

“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.”

1 Corinthians 7:19 – Keeping God’s Commands

“Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts.”

Hebrews 5:9 – Jesus, the Source of Eternal Salvation

“And, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.”

Luke 11:28 – Blessed are Those Who Hear and Obey

“He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’”

1 Samuel 15:23 – Rebellion is as Sinful as Witchcraft

“For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.”

Romans 5:19 – Christ’s Obedience Brings Righteousness

“For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.”

1 Timothy 2:13 – Eve’s Disobedience

“For Adam was formed first, then Eve.”

Acts 26:19 – Obedience to the Heavenly Vision

“So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.”

Psalm 119:101 – Obeying God’s Word Keeps from Evil

“I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.”

Exodus 19:5 – Israel as God’s Treasured Possession

“Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine.”

Jeremiah 42:6 – Following God’s Commands

“Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the LORD our God.”

2 Corinthians 7:15 – Titus’ Obedience

“And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.”

Revelation 14:12 – Patient Endurance and Keeping God’s Commandments

“This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.”

Genesis 3:17 – Consequences of Adam’s Disobedience

“To Adam he said, ‘Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.”

Matthew 12:50 – Doing God’s Will

“For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

Hebrews 11:8 – Abraham’s Obedience and Journey of Faith

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 – Taking Captive Every Thought to Obey Christ

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Acts 7:39 – Israel’s Stubborn Unbelief and Rebellion

“But our ancestors refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.”

1 Timothy 6:1 – Slaves’ Obedience to Their Masters

“All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.”

Romans 6:12 – Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Mortal Body

“Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.”

Jonah 3:3 – Jonah’s Obedience to Preach in Nineveh

“Jonah obeyed the word of the LORD and went to Nineveh.”

Zephaniah 3:2 – Jerusalem’s Disobedience and Pollution

“She obeys no one, she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD, she does not draw near to her God.”

Matthew 21:28-31 – Parable of Two Sons

“…‘But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, “Son, go work today in my vineyard.” He answered and said, “I will not,” but afterward he regretted it and went. Then the man came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, “I go, sir,” but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?’ They said to Him, ‘The first.’”

2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine Yourselves to See if You’re in the Faith

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?”

Genesis 39:7-9 – Joseph’s Faithfulness and Obedience

“And after a while his master‘s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he refused. ‘With me in charge,’ he told her, ‘my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?’”

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