Chapter 7 of Matthew’s Gospel is the last of the “Sermon on the Mount”, Matthew 5, 6 & 7, which is a sermon to the Jews who were expecting the Kingdom to be set up on the earth by the Messiah, Jews who reject the fact that Jesus Christ was the long awaited Messiah.
The Lord Jesus Christ was rejected by the Jews; however, His sermon given on the slopes of the mountains at the northern end of the Sea of Galilee was a warning that is applicable to the Jews during the time leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus and has “spiritual application” for all of us today.
Verse 15 is a warning for today and into the future, “be aware of false prophets”. In the Gospels and the Epistles, in the New Testament, over and over again we are warned of false prophets, false teachers.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Lord, help me to use Your word of warning about “false prophets” to recognize the times in which we are living today.