Give Me

Matthew 14:8-9: “Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.’ The king [Herod] was distressed, but because of his oaths and dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted.”

Many times in life, people will ask us to do or accept something that is illegal or against God’s Word. God has gifted us with free will.

If we, like Herod, seek the approval of others, we will probably do as he did. Out of fear, we will make the wrong choice, and innocent people will suffer because of our choice.

We can stand up for what is right and not allow evil to occur to us, our families or in our job/ministry.

When we choose what is right, we will face opposition and ridicule.

A family member may want us to do or accept what is wrong. If we choose what is right, that person may question our love and accuse us of not being loyal.

We need to remember that our first love is God, and our loyalty is to him.

Dear God, help me to love you first. Amen.

Application: How will you stand up for what is right this week?

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, , LPC, LSATP, CCDVC
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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.
She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
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