Riots, Civil Disobedience, and God’s Purpose

How will you react to hate, rage, and hurt?

Riots, Civil Disobedience, and God's Purpose“We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

“The Holy Spirit is given to those who obey him.” Acts 5:32

“Theudas appeared claiming to be somebody. He was killed. All his followers were dispersed. It all came to nothing.” Acts 5:36

“If the purpose and activity is of human origin, it will fail. If it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men. You will only find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:38-39

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

“For God shows no partiality.” Romans 2:11

“The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.” Proverbs 22:2

“Peter opened his mouth and said: ‘Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.'” Acts 10:34

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.” Romans 10:12

“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.”  James 2:8-9

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.”  Hebrews 12:14

“‘‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31


“If we have God’s assurance behind us, the most amazing strength becomes ours, and we learn to sing, glorifying Him even in the ordinary days and ways of life.” – Oswald Chambers

All the believers were of one in heart and mind

All the believers were of one in heart and mind“All the believers were of one in heart and mind.”- Acts 4:32

The sign of a friend is that he tells you his secret joys. The tiny things of life show God’s intimacy with us: a full moon, birds feeding, the vibrant green of spring grass. When we are saved and filled with his spirit, God guides us by our everyday choices. If we are about to choose what he does not want, he will give us a sense of doubt or restraint. God instructs us in what we choose. He transforms our “common man sense.”

Today if you feel hate, rage, fear, know this is not from God. His spirit is joy, peace, grace, mercy, forgiveness. WE may not understand the acts of others, but God understands. He knows the heart of every man. Only he can judge our motives with justice.

God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit are one. Seek him with all your heart and mind so that you will also be one with him . . . and with all believers.