Bob McCabe at Theologically Driven, the blog at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, writes about the frequent misuse of Proverbs 29:18 which has often become the call for vision casting among many pastors and the churches they lead.
Proverbs 29:18 (ESV)
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint,
but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Just as there was a direct correlation in the Old Testament between Israel’s moral condition and their knowing and submitting to God’s special revelation, so there is a direct correlation between our moral state and our knowing and submitting to God’s special revelation, the Bible.
More than anything the church needs a pastor to preach the Word of God and people who will put it to work in their lives. And Jesus says, “I will build my church” (Matthew 16:18).