29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!
This verse has been used to justify what often turned out to be a “bad attitude” toward those in authority; it was the “obeying God” part that was missing. On the other hand, there was no mistaking that the apostles had disobeyed the Sanhedrin’s instructions. What else could they do? If nothing else, we must always identify ourselves as Christian (Luke 12:8) and let the Holy Spirit guide us as we seek to “live for Jesus” and “be at peace with all men” (Romans 12:18) in the world we now call home.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Pray for wisdom, healing and peace across your home country.