The scripture for today, July 15 (7/15), is Matthew 7:15 as found in the New Testament of the Bible.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”
Jesus said this. Maybe sometimes the “false prophet” is within yourself. You have a pet theory you want very much for God to agree with you on. So you read through the Scriptures trying to prove your point correct. Of course, taking a verse here and a verse there, you can “prove” anything you want.
So how do you find out if you are being your own “false prophet”? When you see a verse that contradicts your pet theory, look for other scriptures similar to this one. Use a concordance ~ a book that lists alphabetically every word in the Bible and every verse it appears in.
Or, if you believe in a different holy book of a different world religion, you can read it, then honestly search for built-in proofs it is truly from a mind that knows things humans do not such as prophecies of the future that were fulfilled. Thereby you can decide if you’ve been listening to a false prophet.
And as you honestly struggle, pray about it.
Yes, it is humiliating to believe you just might have been wrong, and then actually admit you were wrong. But it is also liberating.
Many people have already gone through this and can testify that changing from their viewpoint to God’s viewpoint is not only liberating but ultimately brings peace.
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