How do I know which leaders to follow? - Following - TouchPoints

How do I know which leaders to follow?

Joshua 3:3-4When you see the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God . . . follow them. Since you have never traveled this way before, they will guide you.

1 Timothy 3:1-7It is a true saying that if someone wants to be an elder, he desires an honorable responsibility. For an elder must be a man whose life cannot be spoken against. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exhibit self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation . . . He must be gentle, peace loving, and not one who loves money . . . An elder must not be a new Christian, because he might be proud of being chosen so soon, and the Devil will use that pride to make him fall. Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not fall into the Devil’s trap and be disgraced.

Sometimes you don’t have a choice in the leader you have to follow at work or in the community. But when it comes to spiritual leaders, you do usually have a choice. Your spiritual leaders have a profound impact on your view of God and your walk with God. Choose leaders whose words and actions point you to God and challenge you to raise your standards in obeying and serving him.