“Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers.” Matthew 23:34
Jesus confronts issues of the heart. Addressing the religious order of His day, Jesus confronted misdeeds and wrong thinking, among the elite of the elite, the crème de la crème, whose religion was wrong because their hearts were wrong. And when He speaks to me today, the question for me, too, is not whether He has spoken or has spoken clearly, but rather how much truth am I willing to hear?
The Lord often speaks through others – including prophets, wise men, and teachers. There are, in fact, prophets and wise men as surely as there are teachers. Don’t overlook the prophet or wise man Study with the teacher, align with counsel of wise men, and heed the prophet God sends before an over-the-cliff plunge.