According to the instructions that they give you, and according to the decision which they pronounce to you, you shall do. You shall not turn aside from the verdict that they declare to you, either to the right hand or to the left. The man who acts presumptuously by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or the judge, that man shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:11, 12 ESV)
This was particularly striking this morning given our age of second guessing decisions that have such powerful implications. This verse serves as a powerful reminder that God is at work through his appointed leaders.
Lord, help us to trust you in this!
Chronological Reading Plan plus Psalms: Dt 17-20, Ps 76