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Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Source of Leadership Failure

Jeremiah 2:8 is instructive.  I have shared already here that it appears that one of the central themes of Jeremiah is the failure of leadership.  Here it seems that Jeremiah is telling us what caused that failure.  Look specifically at the second part of the verse, “…And those who handle the law did not know Me…”  Think about that for a second.  That indictment appears again in John 5:39 – 42.  Both the priest in Jeremiah's time and the Pharisees, Sadducees, and priests with whom Jesus dwelt were characterized by handling the Word, Law, and yet not knowing God.  Major case of missing the point.
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There are many today who are scholars of the Bible.  Many books have been written about the Bible, they fill large libraries.  Some of those are really helpful.  I have read some though that while the author demonstrates excellent handling of the original languages, there seems to be little or no heart transmitted or evident.  They know the book.  They do not seem to know the Author or what the book is about.

Leaders are required by God to handle the Word of God with excellence.  That is one of the qualifications for leadership at any level.  But handling the Word of God accurately is not sufficient.  One has to know well the One about whom the book is centered.  If that is not the case the result is documented for you to peruse in the 52 chapters of Jeremiah.

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