Gurus and the Bible

I stumbled on this guru infographic today from a Facebook post that I saw from Jim Kukral today. Apparently I’m not the only one who is skeptical when someone starts labeling himself / herself as a “guru”. It got me asking myself, “What’s so wrong with someone thinking they’re all that when it comes to things like social media or Twitter?”. You know you’ve seen them, and maybe you’re friends / online friends with a few of these ego trips? I almost forgot that a post like this definitely deserves to be in the Captain Me Planet category, thanks to the one and only Brian Regan (who I believe deserves to be a labeled a comedy guru, LOL).

So, what’s the big deal? Why are people not comfortable with these gurus? Maybe they don’t think they qualify. My opinion would be that none of us deserve to give ourselves titles that beam pride. If others want to think that we do something well, they’re entitled to their opinion. But the critics are allowed as well. It’s a pretty confusing part of life, trying to figure out who to learn from or listen to and whose words need to go in one ear and out the other. It shouldn’t be a shocker that God’s Word has something to say about all of this. I’d suggest you read Philippians 2:3 over and over. The verse sums it up in a few words, when it took me two large paragraphs. Do you agree with the stats from the infographic? For some reason, now I’m thinking it would almost feel like an oxymoron speaking at a GURUS Christian / tech conference, LOL.

  1. I’ve never used the term ‘guru’. It never sat right with me. After just looking into the term, it means “Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher”. No wonder us Christians should stay well clear!

  2. “It’s a pretty confusing part of life, trying to figure out who to learn from or listen to and whose words need to go in one ear and out the other.” … that’s HUGE! With all the media and voices riding the radio waves it’s incredibly tough to discern the good from the bad… I suppose that’s just more reason to “work out our own salvation” by the Spirit, in earnest!

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