The theme for Dr. David Jeremiah daily devotional for today October 2 2023 is ”True or False” and it is a message highly recommended for today’s spiritual growth and upliftment.
SCRIPTURE: But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.-2 Timothy 3:13
In the early 1800s, speculation boiled over as to the exact day and year when Christ would return, and among the speculators was William Miller of New York. He announced that according to his careful calculations Christ would return to earth on October 22, 1844. When that morning dawned, a sense of foreboding fell over New England. People gathered on mountaintops and in churches. Normal activities ceased as everyone awaited the sudden rending of the skies and the end of the world.
When the day passed uneventfully, many Christians grew disillusioned. The unsaved became cynical, and the following years saw a decline in conversions. The event became known as “The Great Disappointment.”
It was forgotten that Christ warned against setting dates for His return (Matthew 24:36). The Bible is filled with rich, true, accurate prophecies, but we must be discerning as we study—and especially as we listen to the theories and teachings of others. There are many false and mistaken Bible teachers in the world today. Ask God for a wise heart and be like the saints in Berea who studied the Scriptures daily “to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).
The chief means for attaining wisdom…are the holy Scriptures, and prayer.