We must obey God rather than men. Acts 5:29
The commandment to honor your Father and Mother is called “the First Commandment with a promise, that it may go well with you”. Parents are your first representatives of God on earth. The first of many who will have authority over you. All authority is from God. What someone chooses to do with God-given power is sometimes good, sometimes bad.
What should we do if someone in authority encourages or demands we break with God’s expectations? We must obey God rather than men. We have no real choice in the matter. God’s will trumps that of everyone else, even if the “someone else” is one God placed in authority. Many laws in our land tell us it’s okay to do certain things; our consciences tell us otherwise. We must obey God rather than men. In Christ, choose what is right over what is popular. And be willing to pay the consequences.
Jesus, strengthen my faith to choose right over wrong. Amen.