When we need to obey the “shoulds” and “oughts” of the world can be a tough call. The counsel of friends and family is important, but ultimately, we alone decide what we should do. But when God is talking, there is no ambiguity. There is no argument about whether to be obedient. We should. When challenged by the religious leaders, “Peter and the apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than any human authority…’” (Acts 5:29). Jesus said, “You are my friends if you do what I command you” (John 15:14). The Psalmist pleads: “Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it” (Psalm 119:35).
- Exodus 20:1-17