Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It Is Important That We Obey God Rather Than Human Beings.

In Acts chapter 5, Peter says, "We must obey God rather than human beings!"

I was reading this the other day, and it made me think. We too often listen to human beings for advice. We listen to them and we do what they want of us because we think that they know best.

But God is only one who truly knows what is right for us. He is the only one who we should be listening to.

Not even good and smart people, such as pastors or teachers, know as much as God. We are all human. We are all flawed. The ones who we are looking up to will all let us down at some point.

Does this mean that we can never take advice from a human being? No. But we should be careful when we do.

We shouldn't rush into putting anyone on a pedestal. We shouldn't feel that there are some people that can play God for us.

We should read our Bibles more. We should study up on what is right and good. We should listen to God and obey him over anything that a human has to say.

Peter is standing up for what he believes in in this chapter. He is risking getting into deep trouble for saying that he is going to obey God and not humans.

If in that situation, would we be able to do the same?

This is something we should all think about. Consider who we listen to for parenting or relationship advice. Think about what we are doing with our careers and every other aspect of our lives. Are we listening to God in all of this, or man?

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken


  1. This is a great reminder. It's easy to turn to other people before we turn to God. They give us answers immediately, and they are able to give us a clear one, too. God can be confusing, and He also doesn't answer us the moment we ask. But His way is always the best way.

  2. So easy to go along with what people say sometimes, just to fit in if nothing else. My Bible study just had a section on this topic. It talked about checking God's Word when we hear things instead of just accepting every word pastors, Bible study creators, etc., say.