What Jesus Did! 'Misleading Times' — Mark 13:5-6

Friday, September 16, 2016

Jesus said to the followers: "Be careful! Don't let any person fool you. Many people will come and use my name. They will say, 'I am the One.' And they will fool many people."
— Mark 13:5-6 NLT
Illustration of Mark 13:5-6 NLT — Jesus said to the followers: "Be careful! Don't let any person fool you. Many people will come and use my name. They will say, 'I am the One.' And they will fool many people."

Key Thought

False messiahs will be plentiful! That's Jesus' message. Even more frightening than counterfeit messiahs, many people will be hoodwinked by them and led away from the true faith. Unfortunately Jesus' words have been profoundly true through the ages. Good people have been led astray by evil or deluded leaders. Jesus doesn't want us to focus our eyes on anyone but him. All others are false.

Today's Prayer

Righteous Father, please help me see through the deception and charisma of false religious leaders. Keep my heart reserved only for your Son as my Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 13:22
  • 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
  • 1 John 4:1

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What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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