Sunday, August 16, 2015

Obey God or man?

Acts 4:19-20 But Peter and John replied, "Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about the wonderful things we have seen and heard."

What do you think? Do you think God wants you to obey Him or man? The answer is obvious; we must obey God. The problem comes in when what God dictates conflicts with what man dictates. The two often do conflict and to not obey man can create some very difficult, and even bad, consequences. If we truly want to honor and please the Lord, we must be willing to face whatever consequences our obeying God would create. We have to answer to God on Judgment Day, not man.

Rarely do we find that man's ways are fully in line with God's ways. The mind of man does not always comprehend the mind of God. The heart of man is not always in line with God's heart. Thus when laws are made by man, there is bound to be conflicts. It is our responsibility to develop Biblically minded minds so that we can recognize when man's laws are not in agreement with God's laws. We must be into the Word of God consistently enough to recognize when we must disobey man's laws in order to obey God's laws, regardless of the consequences it may cause. What happens when we become Biblically minded is we become so enamored by Christ that we cannot disobey God.

Are you to the point where you just can't help yourself, that you just have to obey God? Is your faith such a part of you that you do not compromise God's laws for anyone, regardless of personal cost? If not, get into the Word of God until it gets in you and takes hold of you. Get into your prayer closet until Christ rubs off on you. Live life to the fullest in Christ and you won't be able to stop telling others about the wonderful things Christ is doing in you.

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