Deuteronomy 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Little children have forever been told not to follow after strangers. Don’t get in the car with someone you don’t know. Even if that person might tell you a very sad story, don’t follow them. With social media today it’s even harder to patrol who is trying to lure children into life threatening situations. False identities, fake pictures, and tempting situations easily attract an unsuspecting innocent mind away from safety. Multi-million dollar companies have popped up, all claiming to have the best way to protect them. The best deference has always been to know for sure what is right, know where you are safe, and then don’t stray from what you know. Oh yes, and never wander off alone. Always stay with someone you know and trust.
God’s warning through Moses to Israel was, don’t follow someone who says they have a new god, a new way, a new truth. Justify everything you’re told, with what God has said and done. This is still great advise today. In fact, Jesus gave the exact same advise in Matt. 24:23-25 when He said; “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.” We can identify the false guy if we justify and verify with God’s word.
Oh, one more thing. When we become a child of God, we never walk alone again. God said that He would never leave us or forsake us. He’s someone you know and defiantly someone you can trust.
With so much information out there today,
how do you sort out what’s true?
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director