Monday afternoon, Abby brought Daniel and Mary over to visit and play. The grandkids greeted me and then Daniel called for Granddad. Both Abby and I told him that Granddad was at work and that he would be home soon. Daniel went to our room, the closet, the utility room, and other places in the house just to make sure Larry wasn’t really there. Even though he heard us, he still checked it out just in case Granddad really was home. Thank goodness it wasn’t too long before Larry arrived. There was a lot of excitement, squeals, and laughter when the garage door opened and Granddad walked in.
In this age of media, there is so much information that is posted as truth. It’s believable; therefore we sometimes repeat it, post it, or comment on it without checking further for details and authenticity.
Jesus even warned us of false prophets and false messiahs that would try to deceive us. That’s why we need to intentionally read and know God’s Word so we check out what we hear, see, and choose to do based on truth. And Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
I John 4:1