Daily Bible Reading: Acts 5:17 – 42
Verse of the Day: Acts 5:29 – “But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.’”
This verse has been pulled out of context and misused. Some have refused to pay taxes and quoted this as the reason. Yet, Jesus instructed His followers to render unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar (Matt. 22:21).
However, when the authorities go in direct contradiction of the Word of God, then we are charged to obey the Author of all Authority, God Himself. We are to submit to governmental authority because God established the order of things. When we submit to government, we are submitting to God.
We are living in times that often challenge us to go against God and His Word. If God commands it, no one can change it. We must obey God rather than others.
Prayer: Father, give us the wisdom to know Your commands, and the courage to stand for them before men. Amen.