Scripture for the day is Proverbs 18:18-19

Casting the lot settles disputes
    and keeps strong opponents apart.

19 A brother wronged is more unyielding than a fortified city;
    disputes are like the barred gates of a citadel.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, in a time of church decline, biblical calls to respect and submit to church leaders do not sit very well. There is much malpractice and abuse in the ministry. But how good it is when godly leaders help people find the wise paths. Raise up those leaders and put them in every church. Amen.