In the Midst of Unsought “Directives”

Perhaps you’re believing for an answer to prayer or even a miracle. Perhaps you’re being urged to do something that goes against your deepest feelings or beliefs. Consider this before you bow….

I don’t know when, I don’t know how;
but to “defeat,” I will not bow….

Daniel wouldn’t bow for King Darius’s decree–
God kept him from the lions, and then He set him free!

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are famous names–
they resisted Nebuchadnezzar and the fear of his flames.

And Jesus resisted the devil’s attempted, foul persuasion
to gain all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, on one occasion.

If Jesus would just bow down and worship him, the evil one…
why, He could skip the way of the cross; but he couldn’t fool God’s Son!

These are excellent examples that inspire us on our way….
to keep trusting God–who is faithful to answer when we pray.

P. A. Oltrogge

“Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, ‘All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.’

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’

“Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.”

Matthew 4:8-11

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