He said, “I am! that’s why I asked if I could cross with you!”
This is a powerful illustration of the need for getting a good guide.
My cousin Philip is blind, and we used to play for hours as children. I love him. He had an amazing sense of smell and hearing. If I need someone to help me listen, I pick Philip. But if I need someone to help me see, I get someone else. Philip would make a poor guide to get across a crowded street. When you pick a guide you need someone that can see clearly. Blind guides are deadly. But did you know that’s exactly what Jesus called the religious legalists. Those who put their faith in a religious system were called Blind Guides.
(Matthew 15:14) “Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”
Interesting. Here are men who claim to know the way, and have a lot of people following them, but Jesus said they are blind. Follow them and you will fall into a pit.
Careful who you pick for a guide. This life is complicated. Sometimes it’s like a maze, and you never know what’s coming up. God has given us two good guides to help sort out the complexities of life:
Someone led by the Holy spirit.
(John 14:26) “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.Someone in-tune with the word of God.
(Psalm 119:105) Thy word is a light unto my path