TEXT: Pro 30:5-6 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
1. Re: Eskimos, wolves.2. Natives of these parts have learned how to prepare for these situations.3. The word of God likewise warns us of the threat of wolves, using them as metaphors.4. We need to prepare ourselves with the same principle if we are to maintain a scriptural foundation and prevent them from destroying us spiritually.5. God is a shield – will protect us from these attacks if we trust in him.
I. WOLVES WHICH DO NOT SPARE THE FLOCK
A. Certain men in a congregation (Acts 20:28-30)B. A good shepherd will do whatever is necessary to protect his flock.
II. SHEEP AMONG WOLVES
A. Wolves in the world (Mat 10:16-22)B. The enemy will be as eager to destroy the Christian as wolves are to sheep.C. Satan hates the church.
III. WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING.
A. The most dangerous wolves of all (Mat 7:15)
1. Deceive many in the church.2. Secretly sow discord.3. Appear to be our best friend but stab us in the back.
B. A false prophet is a false speaker or teacher.
1. Not merely an erroneous teacher but a lying teacher; pretends to be of God.2. 2Ti 2:17-183. 2Pe 2:1
C. The false teacher appears to be meek, interested in the good of the individual or Christian.D. Leaders in the denominational world and who claim to be in the church mislead thousands with heresy.
E. Mat 7:16
1. We are vulnerable to the dangerous wolves when we do not prepare ourselves.2. Make the commitment to study the word of God.3. We can claim victory, but only if we obey the gospel of Christ.4. Have we done everything we need to do to guard and prepare ourselves?