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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Knowing what your priorities are, will keep you on track.
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The apostles knew their priorities. While we should try to live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:181), conflict with the world and its authorities is sometimes inevitable for a Christian (John 15:182). There will be situations where you cannot obey both God and people. Then you must obey God and trust his Word. Let Jesus’ words in Luke 6:22 encourage you: “God blesses you who are hated and excluded and mocked and cursed because you are identified with me, the Son of Man.” (NLT)
Acts 5:27-32 – Then they brought the apostles in before the council, “Didn’t we tell you never again to teach in this man’s name?” the high priest demanded. “Instead, you have filled all Jerusalem with your teaching about Jesus, and you intend to blame us for his death!”
But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than human authority. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead after you killed him by crucifying him. Then God put him in the place of honor at his right hand as Prince and Savior. He did this to give the people of Israel an opportunity to turn from their sins and turn to God so their sins would be forgiven. We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit, who is given by God to those who obey him.”
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PRIORITIES, PRIORITY: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/priorities-priority/
OBEDIENCE, OBEY: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/obedience-obey/
ABILITY, ABILITIES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/ability-abilities/
CONFLICT, CONFLICTS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/conflict-conflicts/
1 Romans 12:18 – Do your part to live in peace with everyone, as much as possible.
2 John 15:18 – [Jesus said] “When the world hates you, remember it hated me before it hated you.”
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