HOST: Michael Whitworth
He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.
“Can a blind man lead a blind man?” From a physical perspective, this is an easy question to answer and almost a comical scenario to consider. How can one lead another if the leader himself cannot see (or does not know) where he is going? But from a spiritual perspective, it is a serious question that affects each of us in some way. As Christians, we are all called to be leaders—lights to the world, leading those around us to better know God and to glorify Him in their own lives. We are to be examples, influences, teachers, and ambassadors for Christ. But how can we lead others if we do not know the way? How can we help the blind to see if we are blind ourselves? This passage encourages us, even commands us, to prepare ourselves to be leaders for Christ—to be knowledgeable of the way in which we are to lead others, to remove the obstacles of clear sight from our own lives, and to have the attitude of love and humility that will allow us to take others by the hand and lead them closer to God.
What are some things that we can do to prepare ourselves to be leaders for God?
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