Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Matthew 7:15-20 Beware of False Prophets
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,
but underneath are ravenous wolves.
By their fruits you will know them.
Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,
and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down
and thrown into the fire.
So by their fruits you will know them."
In this passage, we are reminded that it is very often to become swayed by false prophets. Who are these false prophets you ask? These are the people, the philosophies, the isms, that lead us away from our neighbours and distorts our relationship with God. When we are told to value objects or people above God and our neighbour, we fall prey to these false prophets. So stay awake.