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History 6, Review Lesson 8 – What Happens to People Who go Against God’s Will?

God doesn’t force us to follow his way. God gave us humans free will, some people obey and follow God like me; and some people don’t. What happens to the people that don’t obey God?

My family and I, and probably many people reading this obey God. Those who obey God gets blessed or praised, something good happens to them. But, what about the people that don’t obey God? What happens to them? They get punished. The lesson for this essay gave me an article to help; I’ll give you a little example from the article.

When the Israelites were fleeing from Egypt there was a king named Balak, he was the king of Moab at the time. He sent some messengers to a man named Balaam, a “wizard”. Balak’s message for Balaam was exactly this: “A people has come out of Egypt; they cover the face of the land and have settled next to me. Now come and put a curse on these people because they are too powerful for me. Perhaps then I will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that whoever you bless is blessed, and whoever you curse is cursed.”

Balaam talks to God and God gives Balaam permission to go to Moab. While in Moab Balaam has to say everything that God tells him to. While there he gave prophecies of what will happen to everyone. Balaam had seven messages. The first three messages were showing Balak that the Israelites were blessed people and whoever tries to curse them will fail. The fourth message Balaam told Balak that his kingdom will be conquered and will fall. Balaam’s fifth message was directed to Amalek, that his nation will fall in utter destruction. Balaam’s sixth message was directed to the Kenites, that their nation will be destroyed when Ashur takes them captive. Balaam’s seventh and last message wasn’t directed to any one person but to everyone: “Alas! Who can live when God does this? Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin.”

If you didn’t understand how this was an example, let me explain it to you. God blessed and protected the Israelites, everyone who tries to hurt the Israelites  isn’t obey God will eventually come to ruin.

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Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 10th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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