Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Dealing With Issues: Neglect.

The shirking of one’s duties or responsibilities, whether to God or to other people. The consequences of such neglect are often serious.


The Israelites sometimes neglected their religious duties:


1) They neglected to support the Levites Dt 14:27 See also Dt 12:19; Ne 13:10.


2) They neglected the temple Ne 13:11 See also 2Ch 24:5; Mal 1:6-14.


3) Such neglect earned them the judgment of God 2Ch 29:6-9.




The Israelites sometimes neglected their social obligations:


1) They neglected to ensure justice Isa 5:7 See also Am 2:6-8; 4:1-3; 5:7-15.


2) Their leaders neglected their responsibilities Isa 56:10-12 See also Eze 34:1-6; Am 6:1-7.


3) God punished their neglect Zep 1:12-13 See also Isa 32:9-15.



Neglect in the NT

Warnings against neglect 1Ti 4:14 See also Mt 23:23; Lk 11:42; Mt 25:14-30; Lk 19:12-26; Lk 12:35-48.



Examples of neglect:


1) The neglect of salvation Heb 2:1-4.


2) The neglect of public worship Heb 10:25.


3) Sodom’s neglect of the poor Eze 16:49.


4) The neglect of widows Ac 6:1-4.