How do I betray God? - Betrayal - TouchPoints

How do I betray God?

Jeremiah 3:20“But you have been unfaithful to me, you people of Israel! You have been like a faithless wife who leaves her husband. I, the Lord, have spoken.”

The opposite of betrayal is loyalty. Anyone who has become a Christian has pledged loyalty to God. You are disloyal to God when you allow something else to become more important than him, or when you look to something or someone else to help you without even acknowledging God or asking for his help first.

Romans 7:21-23I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.

Sin is betraying God. Your sinful human nature causes you to betray God even when you don’t want to. Your heart betrays you before it betrays God. To deceive God, you must deceive yourself into believing that it is okay to deceive him.

Nehemiah 9:26“But despite all this, they were disobedient and rebelled against you.”

Your disobedience to God is a betrayal of him. You disobey when you do something God’s Word tells you not to do, or when you don’t do something God’s Word tells you to do.

Numbers 5:6“Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty.”

Doing wrong to another person is also betraying God, because you are breaking your pledge of loyalty and obedience to him to do what is right and loving toward his people.