TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Beware the leaven of the Pharisees. One offense taken up and planted in your heart will produce a huge harvest of weeds. Seek first My Kingdom and My righteousness for I Am Truth and I will never chain you through offense.
BEWARE BLIND GUIDES
People who are offended want you to be offended too. They do. I see it all the time. Misery loves company so those with an ax to grind don’t want to grind it all alone.
Why? Because they need to justify their bad behavior. If they can get you to join the mob they’re forming, they can point to you and say, “See! They are on my side so I must be right.” That fuels their fire to continue forming a bigger mob.
Jesus is never in the mob.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. – John 8:32
People get offended over all kinds of things. Before you jump on their bandwagon, start picketing or campaigning against someone on social media, ask yourself, “Do I know this is the truth or am I just taking up someone else’s offense?”
Remember, it’s not the truth that sets you free from being used for someone else’s retribution. It’s knowing the truth that will keep you from taking sides with what the Bible calls “blind guides” – people who cannot see the truth because they are blinded by offense.
“Every plant that My Heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into the pit.” – Matthew 15:13
A blind guide is a dangerous ally. Avoid them. Don’t get on their bandwagon. Don’t let their offense become your offense. Seek out the truth and be free from those who don’t want to end up in the pit all alone.
A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle. – Proverbs 18:19
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS