I realized something in the past few weeks on listening to sermons. I realized that I am not ok with pastors being arrogant about upholding traditions or rules that are not biblical (God glorifying). It actually really makes me mad. Why is that you ask? I think that it has the potential for that individual and their followers to become self-righteous and cult-like.
What I realized I am ok with? Is pastors who are not afraid to be arrogant towards me in communicating God's truth. Part of me finds it refreshing? Weird I know! Or maybe that is my initial reaction to those who won't speak a word of God's truth!
But I know that what I should be swaying towards is one that upholds God's word, but communicates it in love.
I think that Proverbs 11:1 is more than relevant:
"A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight"