Obey God and It Blows Up?

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Sometimes we make mistakes and things blow up. Sometimes we don’t do what God wants and things blow up. When that happens, we need to be mature. We need to admit the mistake and ask forgiveness if appropriate. We need to at least try to fix the mistake. Then we need to move on.

But can you truly obey God and it blows up? If you have enough faith, do you always win?

In Acts 16 we find this story: Not long after Jesus died, rose again and went to heaven, two Christians, Paul and Silas, were told by God to go tell others about Jesus. Off they went. They wanted to tell people in one town about Jesus.. God said not that one. They wanted to go to another town. God said not that one. Finally God told Paul to go to Macedonia. Today Macedonia is called Greece. Paul and Silas obeyed God and went there and told people about Jesus.

Two men got mad at Paul for kicking a demon out of their slave girl. The men went to the city leaders and made trouble for Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were beaten with rods and put into jail for the night.

Did Paul and Silas do anything wrong? No. They obeyed God. It blew up. Why? Because other people weren’t obeying God.

They are blessed who are persecuted for doing good, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. Matthew 5:10.

Understand Christian, that you can do everything exactly they way God tells you to do and still fail. You can obey God and it still blows up. Don’t feel guilty about that. Don’t feel ashamed. What should you do? Tha't’s next.