Good morning all,
The word of the day is “popinjay.” It's funny how some things never really change. Whether in the time of Jesus or today, false prophets have always been around us. Jesus knew that there were tons of people prophesying and talking about the coming of the chosen one. However, it's easy for us now to look back and see that people were wrong. We have the Scriptures to look at, but back in the day can you imagine how frustrating it must have been to hear so many people promoting different messages.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
My question is: will you be able to spot the false prophets when they present themselves? I would encourage each of you to make sure that you are in the company of others who understand what it means to follow Christ. Sometimes we do not understand the severity of our mission here on earth. With so many messages out there, it is pertinent for us as believers to latch onto things that are of God. Stay away from the popinjays, or talkative and vain people, who preach messages of ungodliness. My prayer is that you receive the message that the gospel gives, and that you share it with others so that they know the love of God through his son.
Praying for you,