Last Sunday I suddenly found myself singing the wrong words of a song in the worship service. I started singing the chorus, while everyone else went to the second verse. If I had been paying attention to the worship leaders, I would have avoided that mistake. Instead, I was in my own little world, and it took me a couple of seconds to realize that I wasn’t with everybody else. My wife noticed that I had gotten off track, and she smiled at me as I found my place in the song again.
Sometimes we get off track spiritually because we aren’t following the lead of those who have the responsibility of guiding us along through life. Scripture often encourages us to model our actions after those who have gone ahead of us in the faith. In order to do that, we have to pay attention to our leaders so that we don’t start saying the wrong words or doing the wrong things. Church members should be on the same page, singing the same song—or, in my case, the same verse. Any time we diverge from this, it just doesn’t sound right.
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”—1 Corinthians 11:1.