Consider Carefully

A Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men [Peter and the other Apostles] be put outside for a little while. Then he addressed them: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men. I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:34–35, 38-39, NIV 1984, NIV 1984).

My Musings – It is good for us periodically to “consider carefully” our purpose and activities. Are they primarily “of human origin” or “from God?” Are we looking down or looking up? Is our moral compass set to true north, so to speak? Or have we drifted off course?

Yes, we must make a living, but as we go about this are we also making a life? And is the life we are making for ourselves, and our families, primarily focused on our lives in Christ?

My Advice – Let’s become unstoppable. Let’s not “find [ourselves] fighting against God?

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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