OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN
“We ought to obey God rather than men.” Act 5:29
Many, because of the fear of man have put God in the back seat of their lives. They prefer to think of what people will say, how people will react, or what they may lose; they seek man’s approval rather than God’s. The fear of man is an entanglement– it hinders a person from obeying the Lord. This action is greatly displeasing to God.
The three Hebrew boys – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were men who stood their ground even at the expense of their lives. They refused to bow to Idols; choosing to obey God’s commandment to never bow to idols or serve other gods. In the end, God was glorified and the Hebrew boys were honored (Daniel 3:16-28).The Word of God admonishes us not to be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. You are instead to fear and obey God who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell ( Matthew 10:28).
In whatever you do, the fear of God and not man, must be exalted in your heart and influence all your actions. Therefore choose to obey God rather than men, as this will bring glory to God and in-turn cause God to glorify Himself in and through you.
Prophecy 1: Receive grace to choose to please God over every other decision you have to make in Jesus name.
Prophecy 2: As you step out today, may your commitment to God be unwavering in Jesus name.
W: Learn from the three (3) Hebrew boys and ask God for grace to respond like they did in the face of a difficult situation.
X: I decree and I declare that my faith in God will not die.
STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 SAMUEL 15&16, EPHESIANS 5, PSALMS 58
For over 1,000 years the region was a bastion of Christendom, but it later became a strong propagator of Islam. The Christian population has declined from 22% to 0.21% since 1900. Only 0.008% of people in Turkey are evangelical. Few of the 73 million Muslims have ever truly heard the gospel.
Y: We are praying that the doors of the Gospel will be opened in the land.
Startup Prayer: Dear Father, help me never to fear men above you in my life, may your fear be in me always in Jesus name