Thoughts on the message
Not every leader should be followed.
Jesus declares that leaders (those who added man’s rules to God’s rules) should not be followed. These leaders were more concerned about what people ate than the words that came out of their mouths. God wants our mouths to release blessing.
Jesus called them blind guides – not someone to trust. Also, Jesus said, “do not worry what they say about you – they will be pulled up and discarded by God.” That is harder to do. Still, just watch what comes out of our mouths – that is what God watches.
Father, I need a guard by my mouth – and my mind. I worry about things that You must take care of. I am not careful enough with the things I say. I want my words to always honor You. Even more, I want them to reflect a heart that honors You over everything. That is because Your Word says that what will come out of my mouth is a reflection of my heart. They both need proper alignment. So help me today I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.