DP: Little Red Riding Hood… Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing! (Acts 20:29)

Daily Prompt: Opposite Day

Today, I will write something opposite from what I would  normally write…. well, somewhat.

First, I will start with the story , “Little Red Riding Hood” by Brothers Grimm...  then I will tell you the reason for my story…

Most of us have heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood who went through the forest to her grandmother’s house only to find a wolf who had devoured her grandmother…

“She was surprised to find the cottage open. When she went into the room, she had such a strange feeling and said to herself: ‘Oh dear! how uneasy I feel today…’ She called out: ‘Good morning,’ but received no answer; so she went to the bed. There lay her grandmother with her cap pulled far over her face, and looking very strange.

‘Oh! grandmother,’ she said, ‘what big ears you have!’

‘ The better to hear you with, my child,’ was the reply.

‘What big eyes you have!’ she said.

‘The better to see you with, my dear.’

‘But, grandmother, what large hands you have!’

‘The better to hug you with.’

‘Oh! but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have!’

‘The better to eat you with!’

And the wolf jumped out of bed and swallowed up Red Riding Hood.”

The story goes on and both the grandmother and the little girl were saved by a hunter.

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But now, I will continue the reason for this post today…

As I woke up this morning, these were some of the words in my head:

Only God knows who you can trust!  Do not be deceived!

Then I started thinking about so many “wolves in sheep’s clothing” that are out there.  The Bible warns us several times about the wolves and that many of us will be fooled. Many of us fail to pay attention or blatantly ignore those inner feelings of “something being wrong” like in the story. I can tell you that recently I had these feelings about a man and as I prayed, I had a vision of him standing in front of me… then his face turned to a wolf in the same shirt and jeans that I saw the person in. God had warned me that he was not what he was pretending to be. He was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” waiting on his prey.  So, I passed on the warning to those involved.

So now, this post is a warning for each of you… Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing! Only God knows what is in each person’s heart. Only God knows the truth. Seek Him and He will guide you and protect you and your families. God is the only One who will know these truths and He is the only One you can totally trust…

Our lives and safety can only be entrusted to the Only One who is that Trust-worthy… God!

Websterʼs Dictionary says “deceive” means “to lead astray or to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid.”

These scriptures warn us:

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheepʼs clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15)

“… I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves” (Matt. 10:16)

“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” (Acts 20:29).

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17 thoughts on “DP: Little Red Riding Hood… Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing! (Acts 20:29)

  1. Very well-written and so eloquently, secretangelps911. Appearances are always deceptive, and we ought to be careful of wolves in sheep’s clothing, who are most dangerous. I am forwarding a link to my relevant post, a few days ago, which you may find interesting in regards to the tangled web of deceptions around. Thanks in advance, and Best Regards.

    http://deodatusblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/insightful-quotes-on-tangled-web-of-deception/

  2. Thank you for liking my post. I see that it found the proper audience. Since I usually feel guilty for praying, since I’m not a churchy person, I’d appreciate it if you would maybe take a moment to say a prayer for my grandmother, but mostly for my parents, who have to live with the knowledge, guilt, and anger over what happened (due to her memory loss, my grandmother (blessedly) has already forgotten what has happened). Please pray for peace of mind for them, that justice will be served (in this life or after), that that woman is never allowed to harm another human being, and that God sends them a caretaker that will take care of my grandmother the way she should be.

    You have a beautiful blog, and you’re on my Follow list now. Thank you.

    • My prayers go out for you and your entire family. Abuse is horrible and the key is to expose it. It is important that people stand up against abuse and I pray that your family will continue to speak out as witnesses against elder abuse. I will also pray that God will touch your heart for you to realize that it is not a “churchy” relationship that God is interested in. What God wants is a personal relationship with Him. Feel free to just talk to God as a friend or like you would talk to your own daddy. That’s what God wants, not necessarily an organized church relationship. Please try it… I used to fix a cup of coffee for Him and invite Him to just come be with me while I drank coffee. I could not see Him, but I knew that He was there. No organized recited prayers, just Him and I.. May God bless you and your family.

  3. I was married to a wolf for 29 years. A wolf who actually admitted he had set out to make me feel as bad as I possibly could about myself because if I knew my true worth I would leave him. I wised up and left a year ago. Bit I now find myself missing him. Even though he is a wolf in every true sense of the word. I sleep with him when ever he wants and I check my phone 20 times a day just to see if he called or texted , I have no doubt that he is evil but he is the only person I have lived or been with for thirty years. I am a woman of faith but perhaps even that is not true because if I loved myself the way god wants all of of to do I am completely failing.. So depressed,

    • I totally understand what you are saying. I hope that you will read my book that is being released in the near future. I think that you will be able to relate to a lot that is in it. He is still controlling you. Soul-ties are very hard to break. I know. I was continually pulled back by those soul ties until I stopped all contact with my ex. But, that was only after God told me that he would never change. My healing began when I shut the door on my abuser and those abusive words spoken over me. God loves you and His grace and mercy are sufficient. You are not failing. You are wounded and God understands. He loves the broken- hearted….Do not let the lies of the enemy get you down. Satan wants to destroy all of us but you can overcome this! Keep seeking God and praying. I have been in your shoes so I understand. You can overcome just as I did! I will be praying for you as well. Please keep in touch. I have several blog entries that may help you. God bless you!!

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