“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?