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Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Thursday Dec. 24th. The 5th day of the Hebraic week.
Our verse today is
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!”
Many have preached on this verse before and rightly so because it shows us the attitude we should have when facing opposition. However, let’s continue reading from verse 33 and see what else needs to be considered.
When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. 34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. 35 Then he addressed them: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. 36 Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing. 37 After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered. 38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”
I’ve read all of this to simply ask you this one question …
“If someone was standing against you, would they only find themselves fighting God?”
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!