Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat on that house but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it. – Matthew 7:24-27

I am going to guess that if you are reading this post you already know where I am as I sit here and write this blog post. For those of you who may be unaware, I and six others are on a mission trip in Pathanapuram which is a city in the state of Kerala India.

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And when they had brought them, they set them before the councils. And the high priest questioned them, saying, We strictly charged charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this mans blood upon us. Peter and the apostles answered We must obey God rather than man. – Acts 5:27-29

As I sit here in the airport terminal in Dubai and read these words, I marvel at the boldness and complete obedience of Peter as he stands firmly on the rock of Jesus Christ.

In the verses preceding this, the apostles had been busy preforming many signs and wonders. The high priest had them arrested and thrown in jail, but God sent angel to free them. They then went to the temple and started to preach again so they were brought before the high priest again who charged them to be silent.

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Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:4-7

I may not know you personally but I am going to guess that these few verses for Philippians 4 are at least somewhat familiar to you. But have you ever considered what kind of command God is placing on your life when you read this verse?

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