It’s an old children’s game and we’ve all played it. It’s called, “Follow the Leader.” It’s a fun game that leads in a lot of different directions. Where you end up depends on where the leader takes you. And you are at the mercy of where he wants to go.
When we grow a little older, there’s no formal game as such, but we still play. We follow the leader, and what’s being sold is what we want to buy. The philosophy of those around us becomes our philosophy. The goals and values we see in others become our own. We’re still “following the leader.” And we are going where we are led.
The problem is that we are often led off into dead end directions and we end up lost and confused. We follow the leader and he doesn’t have much of a feel for where he’s going. If we’re playing “follow the leader,” it might be smart to check out who’s in the front of the line. Jesus invites us to follow Him (Matthew 11:28-29). One thing is certain; He will never lead us in the wrong direction. He is “the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).