But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”
-Jesus was addressing the Pharisees & brought our distortions in their doctrines where their traditions consumed His law. He warns that church leadership which is not founded by Him; is misleading & will be uprooted. He cautions false prophets who are blind, do not know Him & teach that which is not His. He also warns that false christ’s & false prophets will rise & show great signs and wonders to deceive, even the elect (Mat 24:24). Apostle Paul adds that; Jesus Christ must be the foundation of every religious establishment & leadership; which He plants, waters & increases (1 Cor 3:6-11).
-Leadership is given by God & developed through training, sacrifice & experience with a clearly led vision because one can be in authority but lack leadership qualities. Everyone should develop their personal leadership qualities harbouring a positive mental attitude that predetermines their responses & interpretations of occurrences. This results in an enhanced relationship with our Maker & those we interact with; as advocated for in the scriptures.
-The Israelites wanted a physical leader & chose king Saul to lead them. After his rule; the Spirit of the Lord left him & He came upon David when he was anointed king by Samuel. True leaders come from God & their thrones are well rooted & established. It is important for people to submit to the authorities & the leaders to praise God, as Deborah & Barak sang in their thanksgiving song. Personal leadership also entails walking properly towards others, living a peaceful life & working with a vision guided by the Holy Spirit. Christ our good Shepherd leads us, His flock & calls us by name to go to Him & access His grace & mercy. He leads us to the green pastures & fills our hearts with rivers of living water, that we many never hunger nor thirst.
Christ our Father, You & the King of kings & Lord of lord’s, the First & the Last. Shepherd us in Your Word & teachings & fill our hearts with Your living water that we may never hunger nor thirst. Instill in us the gift of wisdom & discernment that we may be established in Your truth. You are the Way the truth & the life. Show us Your ways, build us in Your truth & preserve us with Your life. We praise You & honour You now & forever. Amen
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