So then, no more boasting about men! (1 Corinthians 3:21)
How many times have you seen a church grow and grow and grow because of the ministry of one particular man. He’s a great teacher, or a powerful speaker, or he’s charming and compassionate and now that you think of it you hear more about what the pastor’s doing in the church than what God’s doing in the church.
Danger, Will Robinson!! Danger!!
Been there. Done that. Seen the failed churches and broken lives and bitter, betrayed refugees of Christ. Because, let’s face it–people fail. Even good people will falter and fall at some time. If you have built your faith–even a tiny portion of it–on anything or anyone other than Christ, you will be disappointed. Worse, you do a disservice to the brother you are following, because you are holding him to a standard to which he can never measure up.
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.
All other ground is sinking sand.
This entire section of Scripture has been a warning against following men rather than God.
Happy Thursday, Beloved.