Monday: 26th August, 2019
Reference text: Matthew 23:13-22
Matthew 23:16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’
When one makes a drive to an unknown place, they can make one of three choices in navigation: travel with someone who knows the route, follow road signs or use satellite navigation. The latter now seems to be the preferred option with a number of applications like Google maps or waze making use of GPS technology. Like all technology however, they fail and the last thing you would want to hear on a busy road leading to an unknown destination is ‘GPS signal lost’
Those words I dread because if travelling alone on say a motorway, it is impossible to stop anywhere immediately to make an attempt to fix it. Thus, you might end up travelling on for miles heading into unfamiliar territory without guidance and that can be scary.
‘BLIND GUIDES’ are really not very different from a SATNAV without GPS access- they offer nothing much and can even become sources of danger. So we can also ask the question: ‘how does one become a blind guide?’ How do you get to the point where you intend to guide but cannot even see the path to follow yourself? The answer lies in the words ‘signal lost’.
A SATNAV depends on the GPS to guide so once disconnected, it loses its ability to do so. Likewise,
when the believer loses contact and connection with God, their ability to lead or guide anyone is compromised.
Beloved, blind guides are a danger not only to those they guide, but even to themselves.
So don’t become one! Let’s not lose your connection with God for it is the only way to remain guides who see.