Monday

Follow The Leader - But Only As The Leader Follows Christ

Bad company corrupts good character, follow only godly leaders, Aaron followed the wrong people
image: Billy Frank Alexander
Judge your leaders by how well they teach and live God's Word

Leaders get more recognition, but nothing would get done without faithful followers.

When we get to heaven, we'll see many "behind-the-scene" followers rewarded for their kingdom work.

But following can also get us into trouble.

Aaron did fine when he followed his godly brother Moses (Exodus 4:12-16). But he messed up big time when he followed the idolatrous crowd in the Golden Calf incident (Exodus 32:1-4). And he blew it when he joined Miriam's jealous rebellion against Moses (Numbers 12).*

Scripture says "Bad company corrupts good character" (1 Corinthians 15:33). That's why we need to evaluate the character of those we follow. And even when we follow godly leaders, we need to check their decisions with Scripture.

The Bible is our most important resource for knowing what pleases Christ (Ephesians 5:8-17). 

* Scripture doesn't specifically say Miriam was the leader. God rebuked both her and Aaron, but he punished Miriam. This fact and the fact that Aaron had followed bad advice in the past leads me to believe he was following Miriam's lead in this situation.

Would you like to do a Bite Size Bible Study on this devotion and see two additional Scriptural examples of good and bad following? Check it out HERE.

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