We enter a new year with trouble, trials and perplexities on ever hand…in our government, schools, churches, and in our society as a whole. In light of where we are as a nation and in looking at God’s Word relating to biblical prophecy, one of my prayers for the new year is that God not only gives me wisdom for the hour but also a greater sense of discernment. Discernment is often described as simply being able to tell right from wrong. However, in the day in which we live, I believe it goes deeper than basic right and wrong. I read just today a more eloquent definition as “being able to tell not only right from wrong but more importantly the difference between what is right and what is almost right”.
We are told in Matthew Chapter 7 that there are “Two Ways of Life…the straight and narrow, and further of the false teachers…Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” The “Wolves” are all around us and on every corner of life. We must be vigilant in these last days and warn those around us of these “ravenous wolves.” As true born again Christians, we are compelled to identify them and point out to others the same, even though we will be classified as being judgmental, out of touch, narrow minded, etc.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7:15-16