Beware false prophets! – Matthew 7:15 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


In Matthew 7:15, Jesus warns us to watch out!

Matthew 7:15
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothi… (visit YouTube for more)


Matthew chapter 7, verse 15, and Jesus is speaking. He says, "Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves."

So we are not going to rant about false prophets. Instead, what does this scripture say to us? We need to look out for people who presume to speak on behalf of God, but who aren’t doing any such thing. They are the people who may say things that sound great, that sound godly, that sound holy, but in fact, what they’re feeding us are lies.

And they come dressed up as real prophets. So from the outside, there’s nothing to tell us that they are frauds. On the inside, they are ravenous wolves. They want to steal our very flesh from our bones. We need to watch out for these people.

Actually, in the next verse, Jesus says, "By their fruits, you will know them." So we have a clue how to tell who are the false prophets and who are the true prophets.

We’re not only thinking about predictions about the future that may come true. Prophecy is speaking for God, speaking anything that might be from the mouth of God. So it’s any utterance that has that authoritative ring of truth, which is presented as if it is godly truth, but it really isn’t. Or it may be a whole bunch of truth with a lie inserted in the middle.

The best way we can possibly take Jesus’s advice is to do exactly what we’re doing now, which is to spend time focusing on the Word of God so that we know the true from the fake.

And we thank you, God, that you have given us your word so that we have a measuring stick that we can use against anything that people say to us. Because you are the only fully trustworthy one. And we look to you and we listen to you and we, take in your word as your truth that nourishes us. Please help us to beware of false prophets. Amen.

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