Bible Ballistics: “BBs” #28 1/22/14
After looking last week at the God who is our ‘help’, I’d like to caution us to ‘be aware’ and to ‘beware’ of what’s going on around us. Listening to the TV recently, a news report told of another ‘pastor’ who was promoting an issue that is in direct violation of ‘God’s Word’. I’d like to remind us of what God said to Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 23:1,16-18, “Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord…. 16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord. 17 They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. 18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?”
They LIE! Don’t listen!
God reminds us that not everything that quacks is a duck!! As Jesus Himself told us in Matthew 7:15,
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
As I like to remind people in regard to a lot of things, ‘saying so, don’t make it so’. There are so many voices around us, so many claiming to speak for God, to speak for Jesus. Which ones are we to listen to? Well, that’s a question I can answer and so can you!!! Heed the ones that agree with God’s Word, the Bible-reject the rest. But we MUST know what God’s Word says. We must read and study it for OURSELVES!
So? Here’s our shot for the day. Find out what God says!
So? Read and study God’s Word and order your beliefs & living accordingly. If others’ words speak contrary to it—reject their words—regardless of title or position.