April 15, 2021

Each day, I reflect upon a word or phrase from the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.

“We must obey God rather than man.” (Acts 5:29)

OBEY: There is an interesting connection between the two readings of the day. In responding to the accusations of the Sanhedrin, Peter and the Apostles said, “We must obey God rather than man.” Then, in the gospel, John the Baptist implied that whoever obeyed God would have eternal life.

So, we must obey God; and if we do so, we will have eternal life. Seems simple enough. So what’s the problem?

The problem is obeying man is easier than obeying God. People tend to choose the path of least resistance, so why obey God when what man has to offer is so much easier?

Man says do what feels good. God says do what is pleasing to Him.

Man says serve yourself. God says serve others.

Man says live in the moment. God says live for eternal life.

“We must obey God rather than man” – easier said than done, isn’t it?

Who are you obeying?

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