Bad Decisions, Poor Leadership, Blind Followers – Part One “Bad Decisions”

bth_Jesus-trialThis morning I read Mark 15 in my quite time. Trust me, this passage about the trial and crucifixion of Jesus is a case study in bad decisions, poor leadership, and blind follow-ship.

Part One – Bad Decisions

I jokingly told my wife a few months ago that I had made my last bad decision. We are in the end a by-product of our choices. That can be good or bad – so we best make good decisions!

“Very early in the morning, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision…” vs.1a

Get this – Bad decisions can be made in the company of well respected people. Just because people have a title or a certain reputation does not mean their decisions are always spot on.

Also, bad decisions can be unanimous among perceived good people. Hiding behind the “everybody else thinks this way” excuse never works.

“They bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.” vs. 1b

The worst of all bad decisions results in Jesus being bound and led away from us. We make the same mistake as this 1st century lynch mob – when we make personal choices that bind Jesus from working in our lives. Any choice that causes Jesus to be “bound” and led away from us is a big league mistake!

Start asking yourself, “Are my choices bringing me closer to Jesus or are they taking me further from Him?”