Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Judges - There is no leadership

"In those days Israel had no king, so the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes." - Judges 17:6

What seems right to me may not actually be right at all!
And the same goes for you - you may think doing something is good, because it feels good or gets you more material security, yet it could be wrong.
This is the danger of living according to our own desires and wants. If there is no leadership helping us discern what is right and wrong, then society potentially unravels at the seams.

I don't need to say much about our own country at the moment, because I think we all know the narrative of our present leadership crises. What is a direct outcome of this lack of leadership in our nation is that people have resorted to doing what 'seems right to them!' And in the end, this is most often not for the common good - selfishness sets in like a cancer and destroys many people.

As we seek to live out our faith may we know the guidance of the Spirit and follow the words of our Lord. We have the greatest example in Jesus Christ - if we walk in his footsteps we will stay on the right path.

Living in Grace

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