False Teachers Gonna Hunt
“…for false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show signs and wonders in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.” (Mark 13:22)
Lions hunt gazelles. They’re what they like to eat, and they are good at catching them.
Bears hunt salmon. Thy’re what they like to eat, and they are good at catching them.
False teachers hunt Christians. They’re what they like to eat, and they are good at catching them.
Lions and bears will eat other things, but gazelles and salmons are top of their menu. False teachers are the same way – they’ll collect just about anyone they can, but if possible, Satan really likes to use them to devour Christians.
Nothing makes the ol’ serpent more pleased than to try and take a bite out of the body of Christ. He knows he can’t destroy the head (Jesus), but if he can snatch some precious lamb from Jesus’ flock, he’s pretty pleased with his meal for the day.
You are on the menu. Don’t forget it. Gazelles stick close to the herd for a reason, and everyone watches out for danger together. We need to be the same. Jesus reminds us of the value of staying alert just a few verses down.
“What I say to you, I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’” (Mark 13:37)
Keep your head on a swivel for temptation and never forget that evil is always hungry. Solomon, David, and Peter are all reminders that temptation comes even for the strong ones. You aren’t immune, and neither am I.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites