02 January 2024: RECOGNIZE THE APPROPRIATE LEADER TO FOLLOW – Luke 3:21-22, 4:1; John 5:19; Romans 8:14

God always leads His people from the front, whether individuals, families, or churches. The crucial question to address is, “Who is my leader on this occasion? Who is leading me currently?” Answering this question personally, is key to navigating life in the kingdom because following the leader is fundamental.

Looking at Luke 3 again, before commencing His ministry at the age of 30, Jesus, though the Son of God, refrained from performing miracles. Instead, He awaited the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Immediately after, the Bible notes that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness – a fact that we established yesterday.

The apostles experienced the Spirit leading them contrary to their expectations. Some examples of how The Holy Spirit led the apostles are below:
* The Holy Spirit guided the selection of two leaders – Saul and Barnabas – and commissioned them to preach the Gospel in Salamis (Acts 13:2-5)
* The Holy Spirit guided Paul and his team to Macedonia despite wanting to go to other regions (Acts 16:6-9)
* The Holy Spirit led Phillip to minister to the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:29-39).

Identifying the leader in different settings is crucial;

following the wrong leader can lead to danger and destruction.


PRAYER: Lord, help me to see and identify who and what I am to follow in whatever setting I find myself in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Genesis 3:1-4:26, Matthew 2:13-3:6, Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 1:7-9

(Please note that you can follow this month's devotional on YouVersions's The Bible App using the link: . Thank you!)

YouTube Channel- Sola Areogun Ministries

Copyright ©️ 2023
The general public is hereby informed that exclusive copyright
subsists in this work and therefore any attempt to reproduce,
copy, distribute to public for commercial purposes, publish any
translation of the work, make any film in respect of the work,
make an adaptation of the work, either the whole or substantial
part of the work, either in its original form or in any form
recognisably derived from the original is an infringement on the
right of the author and subject to litigation unless and except
the author has officially and clearly authorized the said person
or persons or the author is clearly acknowledged in the work.

Related Articles

Back to top button