A Higher Standard

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3:16
Moses, found himself on the outside looking in. He lost his temper and wasn’t doing what the Lord had called him to do. So God told him, Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them! (Numbers 20:12 NLT).

Why did God deal with Moses this way? It’s because God holds leaders to a higher standard. This is why the Bible says, Not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly (James 3:1 NLT).

We can’t selectively pick and choose the things in the Bible that we want to follow. We can’t say, I like this part of the Bible, but then there’s this one passage of Scripture . . . I don’t know if I agree with that.

However, Jesus said, You are my friends if you do what I command (John 15:14 NLT). Notice that Jesus didn’t say, Do whatever you find easy or whatever you personally agree with.

We need to align our thoughts with what the Bible teaches.

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