Matthew 7:15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
The warnings come one after another. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. Beware of false prophets. Beware of those with personal agendas. These warnings, at times, are heeded. But in some cases, they are not followed before the wolves have lived within the sheep’s pen for quite some time. Their motives are selfish, and their plans are masterful. They seek to infiltrate and confuse the order of things. Their purpose is simple, control. Some wolves, as they look within the mirror, do not even see that they are wolves, for they believe that they have the best interest of things at heart. But they are wolves, nonetheless. False prophets, fake Christians, are controlled by an artificial heart, a heart that is not open to the true presence of God. To protect ourselves from them and also ourselves, we must always keep our hearts open to God and His direction.
Lord, help me become certain of my motives and attentive to the hearts of those around me.