Jeremiah 29:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
There’s no shortage of religions. If you can dream a dream of what you want religion to be, there’s likely a group that will match your whims. Even if you desire no God, there’s an Atheist Church that believes there is no God. What they don’t understand is, that is a religion, and they do have a god. They’ve made themselves out to be their own god. In fact, anyone who is not following the word of God as God wrote it, well, they’ve also made themselves out to be their own god. Many today say the Bible is old and not meant for us, or it was simply stories told in old times. They’re discarding the God’s word as fiction, and instead following the desires of man.
In today’s passage, God warns against following self proclaimed prophets. Those who say, “thus says the Lord,” when God has not spoken. People often want God to say this or that so they will twist or pervert God’s Word to fit their desires. God warned the church today in 1 Corinthians 2:13-14 of following man when it says; “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Following God’s Word, not man’s, is always best.
I need to know what God says when I read His Word. Not what I want it to say. Every morning I pray Ps. 119:18 which says; “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” I need Spiritual Discernment every day.
Should you pray that prayer today?
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