by Randy Chambers, 2015-09-23
Matthew 15:14, NIV: Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind
man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.
Ever notice how children and teens often will take the advice a peer offers, over that
of a parent. For some strange reason, so many people will more readily accept the thoughts
and opinions of someone at the same life-stage as themselves, rather than that of someone
who has many more years of experience from which to offer counsel. It is often frustrating
to a parent when a child rejects good sound counsel to blindly follow the words of a
friend who knows no more than the child does. How much more might we consider the same
thing about how God sees us? It must trouble Him to see his children blindly follow poor
advice and reasonable worldly counsel. But so often we turn a deaf ear to God
in favor of personal experience, or experience of others, when what He offers is the best
counsel we could ever possibly receive.