Proper respect

“Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.”  Matthew 23:10.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Samuel 11-12, Psalm 51, and Matthew 23.

How easy it is to become a follower.  Someone knows more than you do and you hoist them onto a pedestal.

This verse would suggest restraint.

I must be a follower of God.  I must want to know from Him what I should do or not do.

Following a human leads to laziness.  They do the heavy lifting and you take as gospel whatever they come up with.

I have favorite authors.  I read their books and memorize some of the things they say.  I need to be careful.  Better said, I need to be discerning.  I need to check their Scriptures in context.

Sometimes humans are given remarkable insights.  However, not everything they come up with is a “remarkable” insight.

I like it when I hear or read Scripture and an insight comes to mind.  I want to jot it down as fast as I can before it escapes me.  I know that I didn’t come up with it alone…….God has given it to me.

I like being in Bible studies where there is interaction.  I love to hear someone share a different point-of-view.  Why?  Sometimes the views that have been held for a lifetime are wrong.  In those cases, I have become my own (faulty) teacher and need correction.

“Lord, I want to accurately understand You.  I want to know the way You want me on this day.  Enlighten me, I beg.  Prick my conscience when I am off course so that I can make corrections.  I love You.  Teach me your ways, O Lord.  I need You every second.

Do you follow humans the way you should be following God?

+8 slippage

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