So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
John 12:10-11 ESV
It’s amazing to think that the religious leaders of the time, those who were responsible for the worship in the temple, were so ready to commit murder.
They were willing to kill Lazarus because Jesus raised him from the dead and it was causing other Jews to believe in Him.
This is simple. You can’t put your trust in men. You have to put your trust in God. You can’t blindly follow other people and their ideas. You need to hold their ideas up to Scripture.
The religious leaders of the time knew clearly, “You shall not murder.” But that didn’t make a difference. They were doing what was right for themselves, instead of doing what was right in God’s sight.
God puts men and women in our lives that we can trust and can help lead us, but the minute they start operating contrary to the Word of God, you should talk with them about it and if they don’t change, you need to walk away.
Don’t allow yourself to sit under men who don’t follow the Word of God themselves.
This is hard. But it is the dilemma we currently face. Be smart. Know the Word. Be discerning. Trust the Lord to lead you in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Father, help me to walk in Your ways and trust those who walk in Your ways too. Give me a discerning spirit to know Your will.