Admit it. We often feel the need to have the last word? Most relationships involve someone who feels this need. What does it really mean? Does it provide any real benefit to the relationship?
The jury may be out for 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 we are talking about THE last word, the word of God.
Many disregard it, neglect it, avoid it, abuse it, change it, and 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 throughout 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. Our prayer should be for God to give us the courage and strength to lead this way.