You probably know the children’s story called “Little Red Riding Hood.” In the story a little girl goes to her grandmother’s house in the woods. On the way, Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf. The wolf hurries to Grandmother’s house and pretends to be Grandmother. The wolf wants to trick the girl into getting close to him so he can eat her.
The lesson we learn from this story is to be careful and watch out for the wolf. We can apply this lesson to our lives as well. We do not need to be watching for a wolf to attack us, but we do need to be watching for false prophets. These are people who look like they are really following Jesus. Instead, they are trying to trick us into following the devil. Jesus talked about this in Matthew 7:15. “Be careful of false prophets. They come to you and look gentle like sheep. But they are really dangerous like wolves.”
Some false prophets today preach that if you follow Jesus, you will be wealthy and famous and not have any problems in life. Following a false prophet only leads to disappointment and trouble. God wants us to be careful. Study His Word so you can know what is right and what is wrong. Do not let the devil lead you away from God and His truth.