Here are the 50 most powerful Bible scriptures on disobedience.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.”
1 Samuel 12:15
But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then the hand of the Lord will be against you and your king.
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.
1 Timothy 1:9
Understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 John 1:6
And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.
2 Peter 2:4
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment.
2 Timothy 3:2
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy.
And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.”
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
“For anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.”
“But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments.”
But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
“For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’”
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”
“Nevertheless, they were disobedient and rebelled against you and cast your law behind their back and killed your prophets, who had warned them in order to turn them back to you, and they committed great blasphemies.”
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
A fool despises his father’s instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.
My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.
They did not keep God’s covenant, but refused to walk according to his law.
Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.