William Gurnall today from The Christian in Complete Armour:
Select spiritual masters. Be careful to show your holiness in the authority you put yourself under. First, find out if the air inside the doors is as healthful for your soul as it is for your body outside. Will you voluntarily submit to ungodly men? It is hard enough to serve two masters, even when both have similar personalities; but it is impossible to serve a holy God and an ungodly man and please them both.
May the Lord give His church, especially in the individualistic west, professing believers willing to submit to spiritual authority and may He make those of us who lead His church men of godliness deserving of the trust of willing followers. Amen.