Do you ever feel like you need to have the last word? Most relationships involve someone who feels the need to have the last word. What does this really mean? Does it provide any real benefit to the relationship?
The jury may be out for a while on answering those questions. However, when spiritual leadership is at stake, there is a need to understand who, or perhaps what, should have the last word.
Of course I am talking about THE last word, the word of God.
Many disregard it, neglect it, avoid it, abuse it, change it, and try to rewrite it, but God’s word remains the source to help us lead others.
His word provides everything for life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3).
His word remains the light to direct our steps through life (Ps. 119:105).
His word instills hope even when life is filled with challenges (Ro. 5:1-5).
His word never changes!
If we always use THE last word in our leadership, we will always change the lives of those who follow. I pray God will give us the courage and strength to lead this way.