As we continue considering what kind of leader Jesus is, and if he is someone worthy of following, in all wisdom, all power, and all goodness.
Have you considered this?
The Lord is my LEADER; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters;
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death;
I will fear no evil; For you are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of my Lord Forever.
What do you look for in a leader? Who do you follow? Some follow the crowds. The herd mentality. Some follow fads and whatever is “in”. Which again, is the herd.
A few leaders claim to lead us even beyond the grave. Jesus is one of those. “Was” he a madman? Or “Is” he the Son of God come to save us all?
If it were not for my following Jesus, I’m sure my desires would be much different than Psalms 23. But because I believed him above all others, I can say, I am that person. I am very content in the promises of Psalms 23, and ALL the promises of God’s Word.
Lead on, Jesus.
And as I follow you…surely goodness and mercy follows me.