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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Wolf in sheep's clothing[1]Matthew 7:15-16

Sheep and Wolves

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. 

It is not difficult to think of the wolves dressed as sheep whom we have encountered in our lives. The difficulty comes when we examine the times we may have been the wolves.

God says: Some times when you see sheep they are just sheep; at other times they are wolves who have cleverly disguised themselves. I know that many of you are frightened by the truth that these wolves hides among the children of light. Do not be afraid of false prophets for they cannot harm you; they prepare you in a bizarre way to discern good from bad. Your gut reaction is often accurate but at times the disguise is so clever and the costume fits so well that you cannot discern the practiced deception. At other times these false ones present themselves with an oft-rehearsed role so they are impossible to mark. The mask is perfect and well cast. The speech refined. The gestures practiced to perfection. Yet their fruits will expose them. It may take quite a long time but in the end . . . the imposter reveals himself.

Our culture prepares us for superficial encounters but does not give us the tools of discernment, perspicacity or prudence. We regard speed and change as gifts. Patience, endurance and farsighted-ness have little value. For the former we look to the world. For the latter we must apply to Wisdom. For tools that sustain forever rather than a mere season . . . we go to God. When seen through the prism of the Spirit, wolves are quickly seen as hiding in sheep’s clothing.


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