Hear and fear

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Deuteronomy 13:11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. 

There would be some among God’s people that would get dreams and visions that were not from God. These visions would invite people to leave God. God knew this would happen. The good of having someone tempt you to leave God and worship false gods is that it tests your faith. Do you love God? If you love God, you will remain firm in your love and trust of God.

They were told to reject the false message and to put the false prophet to death. That would be harsh enough, but if another person close to you did the same thing, you were to reject them also. They were also to be put to death. You were not merely to turn them in to the authorities. You were to be the first participant in their destruction.

If God’s people would take such a strong stand, then all Israel would realize that you do not play with false religion. You do not tempt people to quit on God. This fear would cause them not to do wickedness among God’s people.

Have you decided to follow Jesus and allow no one to pull you away? Do you reject all that would try to cause you to doubt God and His Word?

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