Would you ever be so silly as to step out of a boat and try to walk on water? Peter did, on the invitation of Jesus, and no trouble arose until he checked out his circumstances and took his eyes off Jesus Christ.
Focussing in your situations can purpose you to sink. When thinking about leaders and leadership such subjects are so vital and crucial. If leaders sink what is going to take place to those who are following? That applies to numerous regions of life!
This became the gist of the column which appeared inside the “Nairnshire Telegraph” on Tuesday 1 April this yr.
A farmer, who notion he turned into doing quite nicely, determined to build larger barns in order that he could bathe in his cloth prosperity for years yet to come.
Almighty God referred to as him a fool. When God refers to every body as a fool, He means a idiot morally and never mentally. It has more to do with understanding, or the shortage of it, than cleverness.
This farmer was unaware that he did now not have greater than 24 hours to live!
Some unwise younger farmer would possibly have appeared that unhappy guy as a role version really worth following.
Be careful whom you follow.
Paul become organized to be classed among those who have been fools for Christ.
When a Roman General defeated an Easter 2022 enemy he, along with his military, might march via Rome, and crowds might shout and cheer. At the quit of the procession there would be a miserable bunch of bad prisoners in chains who have been going to be thrown to the beasts. They would be mocked and ridiculed.
Paul taught that apostles are handled by way of the sector like those at the give up of the procession. We bring up the rear as fools for Christ.
Be sluggish to boast about those whom the sector derides.
If ever satisfaction creeps in, the Scripture has a manner of pricking and puncturing our balloon.
There are fools and there are fools. You can pick what form of fool you need to be.
Whose fool are you?
Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children’s Panel in Scotland, and has travelled substantially over those beyond years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel undertaking Tours and Pilgrimages, and maximum currently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, inside the bad areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.