Jay's eDevotionals  

Mar 5

Avoid Blind Guides!

In Matthew 15:14, Jesus shares a parable that has become a proverb. Jesus explained, “If a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a ditch.” Christ tossed His verbal dart at the hypocritical teaching of the Pharisees who shared the poison of dead religion with their blind buddies. In contrast, Jesus provides His followers with a living relationship to our heavenly Father based on His light-giving truth instead of the blinding deceptions of man-made religions.

Jesus’ warning reminds me of the story of the blind fellow who went to a fancy department store. He took his seeing-eye dog by the leash and began to whirl the animal around in a circle over his head. The manager ran up and asked, “Sir, what are you doing?” The blind fellow responded, “I’m just looking around!”

When Jesus offers the observation about blind guides leading their blind followers into a ditch; He is making a practical point: If you follow the wrong guide, he will lead you to disaster and even destruction. So, be careful about whom you choose to follow because the corrupt coach may lead you beyond the dirty ditch and all the way into the destruction of eternal darkness. Ephesians 4 explains, “They were darkened in their understanding and therefore separated from God due to the hardness of their hearts.” The better ticket is to align yourself with Christ-centered truth-tellers who will help you avoid the dirty ditches of the devil’s deception and guide you to the protective and productive heights of God’s illumination! “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

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