Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

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No matter how many "religious" friends you have on Facebook, I'm sure you've seen post warning you about wolves in sheep' clothing. This is of course, a reference to the scripture found in Matthew 7 (verse 15 to be precise).

It reads,
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

 Too often, I see Christians turn on one another, blasting their fellow pew members on social media (and conversation) as being a wolf in a sheep's clothing. However, you shouldn't be looking beside you for a wolf in sheep's clothing, but rather in front of you.

 It's such a huge blessing to be a part of a church that is pastored by a wonder minister. It's an honor that many people don't have, and I'm beyond thankful God has placed me in such a church. Too many Christians are not blessed with a minister with their best intentions at heart. There are so many that are in ministry for money, fame, and glory. Christians are often quick to believe anyone parading around with the title "minister", "preacher", or "pastor" is a wonderful, good hearted person. This is just simply not always the case.

So how can you tell if you're sitting underneath a not-so-awesome ministerial work? Let's jump down to verse 20 of that same chapter in Matthew.

"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
That's it. When you see good works (or "fruit" if you will) pouring out of your minister, and church, you know that the leadership is submitting their heart(s) to God's work.  Should you proclaim hatred and disdain for those not working in ministry with a right heart? No. You should pray for them. God can absolutely change anyone who turns their heart over to Him. As long as a person is alive, there's still hope they can be used for the glory of God.

Stay classy,

Jessie

Jessica Wynn

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