Though important to know where you are going, better still is to know who you are following. – Sparks
Paul/Saul knew he was a highly dedicated and well-trained man on a mission for God, until he met Jesus on the road. WOW!
Upon reflection, I’m sure most of us can remember a journey or two we took where we didn’t like the end results. And in most cases it was more than likely because we did not know fully the details, we were ‘excited to be invited.’ However, without question; whether it be trend or person the majority of people today will still follow along without question. The common thinking is often that the “consensus can’t be wrong, the excitement can’t be false,” so this must be real. Though God has given us the church, pastors, teachers, leaders, friends, etc; His call for us is not to them but to His Word. People are fallible and may stray, but God’s Word will always lead us to Him. In circumstances that come upon us the question to ask is ‘whose lead are we following?’
“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong…… do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd.” – Exodus 23:2