Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This week's lesson: Acts 5:12-42

Nothing is more disruptive than obedience.

Consider the believers in this week's text, for instance -- believers arrested on the charge of preaching about Jesus.

"We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," say the powers-that-be . . .

And if obedience was nothing more than sit down, shut up, and do what you're told, then that would have been the end of it.

But obedience does not always do what it's told.

Obedience does not always take orders from the status quo.

And down through the ages, trouble-makers such as Luther and Wesley and Ellen White and Dr. King have all drawn inspiration from the words of Peter in Acts 5:29 -- yes, just like him, they've said, "We must obey God rather than men."

In short, obedience is important.

But we need to remember just who we should obey.

1 comment:

Jann Haley said...

Amen!! I think the line gets blurred.