Yes Men, No Men

Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue. Proverbs 28:23

In the Sixties, I am told, there was a big “Question Authority” movement. It was started by people who were fed up with business as usual.

Leaders are often surrounded by “yes men.” These are people who do whatever they’re told and rarely, if ever, disagree with the leader. In some countries, disagreeing can cost you your life. Unfortunately, though, the world has far too many “yes men” and not enough “no men.”

No Men are not afraid to question the status quo.
No Men aren’t afraid to call a spade a spade.
No Men aren’t afraid of getting fired because of the questions they ask.
No Men should have the authority to question authority.

We need No Men in the church as well.

The Book of Acts gives us a model for this questioning: “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Acts 17:11

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