by Lesley Cartwright
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God”. -Philippians 1:9-11
Trouble doesn’t always show up with a black and yellow sign saying “beware”. Often it just sneaks up on you and catches you unawares. That is if you have not trained yourself to discern the good from the bad. Matthew 7:16 says that you will recognise them by their fruit. Learn to trust the leading of the Holy Spirit and He will keep you from the traps of the enemy.
Look at Proverbs 27:12 – “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences”.
Action Plan: Train yourself to discern God’s voice, tune into His broadcast! Get to know the Word of God, so that if bad fruit in someone shows up, you already have precautions in place and you know how to handle it. Remember that not everything that is candy-coated is good for you. Don’t let someone fool you with their “candy floss” charade.