“For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:38b-39
The apostles could have been killed all together at once, but that wasn’t God’s plan. Gamaliel, the Pharisee, is right. God’s plan did and will continue on regardless. And God’s plan continues on today.
This sure takes the pressure off of us. Have you ever been on the side of Gamaliel and thought someone else’s idea was a bad one only to realize that God was blessing it? Have you been in a situation yourself where you were able to see the fruit of your labor and gained confidence that it was God’s will? Maybe you’re stuck in the middle and what you once thought was God’s will you are now having doubts… how does this verse bring comfort and peace to you?