Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
The New Living Translation says it this way: “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.”
“Disguised as harmless” is a good description of what we see today. There are voices all around us that claim to speak God’s truth. But watch out, most of them are fake, false, and phony.
Pay close attention to the voices you are listening to. Most importantly make sure you discern the voice of God. You can easily discern the voice of God when it aligns with the truth of the Scriptures.
God’s truth and word does not change and will not change. What He said 6000 years ago is still true today.
Sadly, there are bad people disguised as good people that claim to speak the truth. They tell you how to believe, what to do, what to say, how to vote, how to spend money, how to parent, etc… These voices sound good and look good but they are vicious wolves. Their intent is to devour.
Jesus warns us to make sure every voice we hear is supported with the authority of God’s Word. Does their message agree with the rest of the Bible? Does it point people closer to Jesus? That is why it is important to know what the Bible says to study it.
You have a responsibility to choose wisely who you listen to.
Lord, help me to discern who speaks in Your name. Let me speak truth and wisdom into others. Protect me and my sheep.