If it is of God

Acts 5:38, 39, “So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail, but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!…”

“There are two different Greek words found in the conditional clauses in these two verses. Each one gives a distinctly different meaning to the clause that follows, but in English, both words are translated ‘if.’ The clause ‘if this plan or undertaking is of man’ (v. 38) contains the Greek word ean, which signifies that Gamaliel thought there was only a possibility that it was the work of the men. In the clause ‘if it is of God’ (v. 39), however, the word ei is used, indicating that he believed that it was of God.” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes

I’ve been debating whether to continue writing for frugalfish.org. It’s been 5 years, and even with ads and affiliate marketing, I have made nothing.

When I read the notes on the story of Ananias and Sapphira, I realized I was doing the same thing…not the lying, hypocrisy, and covetousness…but “being concerned with what the other believers would think.”

I’ve taken blogging101, blogging201, and customized my site. I set goals, not lofty goals, and fell short on the first deadline. Sunday is the deadline for my second goal and I’m still short 6 followers on my Twitter account @frugalfishorg.

Then I read today’s verse and I compared my experience of writing for frugalfish.org with writing for this blog.

I write 7 posts a week for this blog, I pay extra to keep it ad free, and have something to write about every day. I write 2 posts a week for frugalfish.org, pay only for the domain name and struggle to come up with 2 topics.

It just hit me…maybe I should take the summer off! After all, I doubt anyone has read all 472 posts.

If it is of God, no one will be able to overthrow it.

As for the money…God fed the Israelites for 40 years in the desert, leading them to water, and their shoes never wore out.

I have yet to miss a meal.


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