An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? —Jeremiah 5:30-31

For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.  Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. —Jeremiah 6:13-15

It is terrible, horrendous, horrible and appalling when spiritual leaders are leading other spiritual leaders astray as well as the people as a whole.  Greed and unjust gain seem to be at the heart of these rebellious issues.  There are unfaithful spiritual leaders that promise things not true and they are not ashamed at the abominations they have spoken or committed.  They have forgotten how to blush at wicked words and actions.

Just as in Jeremiah’s day, so it is in our day.  There are spiritual leaders that are not listening to what God is saying.  They turn away from His Word and follow the cultural atrocities and are conformed to the pattern of this world.  They know longer know or do the will of God.

It is a sad day when spiritual leaders lead other spiritual leaders astray as well as the rest of the people.  This is done by speaking one’s own thoughts and not the thoughts of God.  Of course, this is true of anyone who claims the Name of Jesus— to willingly lead someone astray because of a desire to follow one’s own ways and ideas rather than our Lord’s.  God’s Word is the only authoritative directive.  That is what I will seek to follow and I hope that is your desire as well.  The question is—- How much am I listening to Him to know the right way? — “The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.” (Isaiah 50:4).  Are we consistently listing to Him, learning from Him so we can serve the weary?

Yes, Dear Father, Your Word is what I desire above all things.  May I listen, understand and apply to my life those things You desire of me to apply.  Oh, that I would serve according to Your desires and purposes and not according to my own desires or the desires of someone else.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Dear Son Jesus.  So may it be!

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