“So now I tell you,
have nothing to do with these men, and let them go.
For if this endeavor or this activity is of human origin,
it will destroy itself.
But if it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them;
you may even find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:38-39)
Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, had a unique problem: the apostles. The crowds had brought in some of the apostles for teaching about Jesus. They wanted something done to the apostles, something dire.
Gamaliel, on the other hand, preached caution. He was a faithful Jew and wanted justice for all the people. However, he also wanted to remind the Sanhedrin that they just might be “up against God.” He knew that there were others who claimed to have the favor of God and yet, through the years, their following disappeared because they were not of God.
If the apostles were of God? Why would they want to position themselves to be against God?
That was a good question for the Sanhedrin and is a good question for us?
Do we want to be against God?
There are many things that we do and say that position ourselves against our Lord. Do we really want to spend our time, perhaps maybe even our lives, fighting God?
FAITH ACTION: Have you been fighting with God? Wouldn’t it be better to go along with what His will is for you?