Wednesday, September 6

It's the message, not the messenger!

It's the message, not the messenger!


If you're wise you'll focus on the message, not the messenger. 'But shouldn't leaders set a good example; shouldn't they be called to a higher standard?' Yes, those entrusted with great responsibility experience greater correction. But God does that not; you. Though King Saul repeatedly tried to kill David, David realised God had chosen Saul. When he'd a golden opportunity to take Saul's life, David said, 'The Lord forbid that I should stretch forth mine hand against the Lord's anointed...' (1 Samuel 26:11 KJV). This may come as a shock; God has no perfect messengers. So He uses what He's got. And many of them are still struggling in certain areas. They're being developed even while they're delivering the message God wants you to hear. A perfect word from imperfect lips; that's how God does it. Samuel led Israel for 40 years. He even anointed David to be King, yet his own sons went astray. David, whom God called a man after His own heart, committed adultery and covered his tracks with murder. Yet the Bible says, '...he...served the purpose of God in his own generation...' (See Acts 13:36 NAS). Peter's dark chapter of denial didn't prevent him from winning multitudes to Christ. So, when a leader proves to be imperfect what should you do? a) learn from his or her mistakes b) pray for them. After all, if you can't find mercy in the House of God where are you going to find it? c) keep listening to their message, for Jesus said, '...He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me...' (John 13:20 KJV).

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