“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.” Matthew [7:15]-16
Many of us have heard about the idea of a horse-whisperer. Someone who has an uncanny ability to bring about amazing transformation in horses. Today, there is a new term sweeping the sports landscape—quarterback whisperer. Kliff Kingsbury fits this description. He was recently hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their next Head Coach. Many wonder if an average Head Coach at the collegiate level was the right selection for the Cardinals? Truth is, Kingsbury has developed more NFL quarterback starters than any other coach in the country. Results prove Kingsbury is a quarterback whisperer. And no team can win in the NFL without a top QB.
In Proverbs [13:20] we learn, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” This biblical truth reminds us that we all need people in our life who can help us walk faithfully with God. Throughout Scripture, God’s people are encouraged to navigate life within the community of faith.
The problem is that there are people in our world, and in the church, who hold themselves up as teachers and mentors who are unqualified—even dangerous. How will we know if they are unworthy? We must examine their lives for fruit of Gospel transformation.
Father, please protect me and my family from false prophets. Help us to follow godly leaders, teachers, and mentors so that we might grow in our faith. Amen.