Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Follow the Leaders


Matthew 23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:

2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must obey them and do everything they tell you."

"But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy loads and put them on men's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them."

5 “Everything they do is done for men to see."


Have you ever thought that if your leaders are bad enough that you don’t have to listen to them? According to Jesus it doesn’t matter how bad they are we still have to have respect for their position.

Moses was a pretty good leader and he was a just judge for the people in disputes but these Pharisees that are in power now are just the opposite. Jesus describes them in this chapter as hypocrites, blind guides, snakes and yet the people were supposed to submit to their authority.

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men


It is real easy to think that your leaders do not know what they are doing but Jesus says that we are to continue to be submissive.


Thank you Lord for the leadership in my church, I pray that the members of my church will cooperate with their leadership.