Higher Everyday Daily Devotional

DIVINE DISOBEDIENCE

Higher Everyday TEXT: “But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye” (Acts 4:19).

“A sinful law is made to be disobeyed, “said an elderly man whose God-fearing son’s right to freedom of worship was trampled upon by the authority in his school. Whenever the laws of the land contradict or contravene the law of God, the law of the land must be dropped for the law of God.

Jesus counsels us not to fear man that can only kill the body, but to fear God who alone can kill the body and soul and cast them into hell. The saints in Bible times believed this. In times of persecutions, trials and temptations, their loyalty to God was always unquestionable. They knew it was divinely approved to disobey any directive or law from any authority that would make them sin against God. Disobedience to ungodly law of people will only land us in temporary suffering on earth. But disobedience to the law of God will lead to eternal perdition. The saints in today’s Bible text wisely chose to obey God not minding the persecution that might follow. Christian youths should be courageous to say ‘No’ to sinful instructions.

CHALLENGE: Obedience to God bring joy.

QUOTE: Be courageous to say ‘No’ to evil instructions

PRAYER: Give me grace and courage to stand for you, Oh Lord.

FURTHER READING: Daniel 3:13-26.

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