Leaders come and leaders go

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 12:25-29; 13:1-9, 20-21 (day six)
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you.  Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  (13:7-8)  In Hebrews 13, the writer does an interesting thing.  He asks his readers to remember their leaders.  Former missionaries, pastors, teachers who brought the message and helped them grow in the early chapters of their faith.  Either to death or a new assignment, now gone.  And what do good leaders do for us?  They speak God’s word to us.  They help us hear the instructions of the Spirit.  So, the writer quickly finishes his point (and helps them/us learn a New Testament confidence).  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Leaders come and go.  Disconcerting!  Christ never leaves and never changes.  Confidence building!  Remember Moses turning leadership over to Joshua?  The stability of the church is always God Himself!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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