Obey God rather than Men

The title of this post comes from the Apostle Peter.  When he was commanded to stop preaching in the name of Jesus he declared to the Pharisees he said, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

The question I ask myself is – do I have this same commitment?  When it comes to telling others about Jesus, do I have this commitment?  When it comes for standing for God’s righteousness, do I have this commitment?  If I am persecuted for the faith, will I respond like Peter?  When my world or culture declares that it will reject me if I don’t reject God’s truth, will I respond like Peter?

The point of course is that Peter, John, and the other disciples discovered something.  They discovered that Jesus was worth it.  He is worth the sacrifice.  He is worth the disdain and mockery of others.  He is worth whatever the cost.  He is our ultimate good.  Because of how good He is, we won’t bend.  We won’t compromise truth.  We do it all for Jesus.

Something to think about,

Pastor John

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