1 Corinthians 11:1
Everyone has an opinion. Everyone has something to say about how you should be living your life. So how do we balance when the Bible says about mentors, but also guard our life and heart from the many interruptions and distractions? How do we ensure that we’re listening to those who are truly guiding us in the way God would have us go?
In this text today, Paul was encouraging a group of believers to follow his example, but the last portion of his statement is the key to our question today. He says imitate me, “as I am Christ.”
I think the mentor relationship is often viewed as someone who gives you the right answer and you just do, and it isn’t. Paul was relinquishing the responsibility to each believer to follow him AS he followed Christ. In a world full of false teachers and those leading in vain philosophy one thing is evident truly of our culture that is so much more prominent than any other. You’re responsible to know and seek Jesus so when someone brings to you advice and counsel that runs contrary to scripture you are able to hold up God’s word against it, and reject it.
Paul was clear on how we decide who we are to follow and who we are to reject when it comes to the multitude of opinions that are presented to us on a daily basis. Follow those who follow Christ. And if you aren’t fervently seeking to know Him more yourself, you’ll never know when someone is leading you away.
Who are you listening to today? Who are they leading you towards? Do you even know?