Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blind leading the blind

It is sad when we come across those in a leadership position who lead others down paths not ordained by God. In Matthew 15:14 Jesus says "If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.” He was warning those around him not to follow man made rules that are not of God's plan. In today's world the Church is filled with all too many blind leaders.

You just have to turn on the television or radio and you will find those who "speak for God", but do not "speak of God". The words that flow from their mouths feed their own bellies but have little to do with building up the Kingdom of God. People caught up in their own self righteousness and importance cheerfully lead blind followers down the wrong path of life. When you come across these people run - do not walk - away.

By God's grace the majority of us have good quality leaders who do "speak of God" and whose only goal is building the Kingdom of God. They do not worry about profiting for themselves but rather look to the needs of others - those who they have been sent to serve.  The next time you are around such leaders, let them know that you appreciate their honesty and hard work.  They deserve to know that you are not blind!

Deacon Dale