During the Civil War, a medic drove his wagon onto the battlefield in search of wounded. He came across one man who called out that his leg had been wounded, so the medic lifted the man into the back of the wagon and headed toward the field hospital. As the battle raged around him, the driver drove furiously, oblivious to the sounds around him. He never heard the shell that burst behind him; the wounded man in the back of the wagon was instantly be-headed in the explosion. A few minutes later, a captain rode up to stop the wagon and ask its purpose. The driver explained that he was carrying a wounded man to the hospital. Looking at the body, the captain said, “Medic, that man doesn’t need to go to the hospital. He needs to go to the morgue.” The driver, for the first time, looked back and was shocked to see the headless passenger. Then, shaking his head, the driver said, “You know, you just can’t trust some people. He told me it was his leg!”
Spiritually speaking, this reminds me of the words of John, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). We have an obligation to make sure what we are hearing is true to the word of God – we should not take anyone’s word for it. We need to be like the Bereans, in that they “received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). Our souls are too precious not to be sure. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing (Mt. 7:15).
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