MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE, “LET HIM WHO IS BLAMELESS . . . .” 15.11.18
- Recall occasions in your congregation where people have been complaining, blaming, and overreacting in judgment against leadership. What position have you taken?
- Most of us have experienced such occurrences. Sometimes, perhaps the complaints are valid. What do you suppose should happen when the complaints are valid and something needs to be done? What should God’s people do? What is the right approach?
- Gossip, rumours and slander will often arise to form a coalition against leaders within the community of believers – i.e., worship leaders, children’s ministry leaders, small group leaders. .. what is the appropriate protocol in these instances? What do you do when these things arise? Do you join the gossip chain, or do you seek the Lord? (Refer to Matt. 18).
- Are you blameless? Have you cast a stone lately? If so, what do you need to do?
- From the example cited with Moses and Aaron, see the severity of God’s wrath; meditate on instances/occasions that you recall where perhaps God was less than pleased. What would you do differently, or advise others who had been involved, to do differently? What did God do?
- Even though King’s Saul’s approach to David was so unjust, how do you understand the reverencing of God’s anointed?
- In what ways and situations have you experienced, either directly or indirectly, whether in national, congregational, household, or other context, how that God can use someone placed in a leadership position, to fulfill HIS purposes, even though they are obviously not following God’s ways?
- God can use any circumstance to perform His will, whether good or bad, whether it makes sense to us or not. We need to walk in obedience to whatever He shows us, and respect/accept that “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways.” It is a declaration of Adonai. “For as the heavens are higher than earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa.55:8,9). There are mysteries in God’s Kingdom we are not given to understand during our earthly sojourn.
NOTE: Often Yahweh used wicked leaders to bring judgment upon His own people.
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