Following the Pied Piper
by PamFord Davis
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Remember the Pied Piper?

He had a way with rats… and with children too. He led the way; they followed.

There are good leaders; there are bad. Discerning Christians refuse to follow false teachers. Knowing His voice, they readily follow Jesus. He is the way; He is the good shepherd.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers (John 10:1-5 NASB).”

Concerned parents tell their children not to talk to strangers. As adults, we should filter out misleading voices of strangers. They want to deceive us.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:1-4 NASB).”

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis