Charisma isn’t all it is cracked up to be. The word means a quality or power attributed to those who secure devotion and large numbers of followers. Sounds pretty good, but there was a great man in the Bible who didn’t have charisma. Noah built the Ark and preached to the people of his day, and the only lives saved were the eight souls of his own family (1 Peter 3:20). So charismatic, Noah was not, but he still found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Genesis 6:8, 7:1).
In the New Testament, we read of Theudas and Judas, proclaiming themselves special leaders and attracting many followers. But they were killed and their disciples dispersed; so charisma did them no good. Now think about these things the next time you hear of a preacher attracting great masses with rock star appeal. You just might be observing the blind leading the blind, right into the ditch (Matthew 15:13).
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