Do we believe that religious leaders have a connection to the Father that we are incapable or unworthy of having for ourselves—or is our reliance on clergy just habit?
Why are we so reluctant to go into his presence when we need direction? Why do we only go to him as a last resort when our other avenues do not produce the fixes or answers we expected?
One Brotherhood, One Great Teacher
"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' because you have only one teacher, and all of you are brothers." (Matt. 23:8, ISV)
MOre Applicable Than Ever
Remember that he tells us to rely on him and trust him with everything (Psa. 62:8, 118:8-9). He wants us to build that trusting relationship with him. In fact, he even promises to generously give us wisdom when we ask for it, and commands that we don't doubt that he will supply it (Jam. 1:5). How beautiful is that? That is our good Father!
He is right there whenever we call and he promises to lead us, teach us, and straighten our path when we are wavering. The scriptures instruct us to lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all our heart and mind, and not rely on our own flawed insight and understanding (Pro. 3:5-6).
Everything in its Right Place
He is love. He is truth. He is our standard.
So may we all remember to look upward before inward, and to seek our Father's will and wisdom above the knowledge of this world.