Modern Day Sorcerers
Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.—2 Timothy 3:8-9
So who are Jannes and Jambres? Since they are nowhere else mentioned in the Bible.
Well, they were the two sorcerers who opposed Moses when he went before Pharoah. While God produced ten progressive plagues, these two sorcerers attempted to debunk God's work and thus the needed release of God's people by trying to reproduce a few of the plagues. However, we must remember they we unable to stop any of the plagues or reproduce them at the level God did.
And even though time may change, sorcerers do not. We have our version of modern-day sorcerers attempting to reproduce acts of God in an attempt to become gods. They magically bend the truth in hopes of swaying masses of people toward their ideologies and philosophies.
But Paul reminds us all that these sorcerers — "will not get very far." I know this may be hard to believe right now, but it's true. Their trickery will eventually be made evident, and the truth will prevail. Paul says their folly will be plain to see. Till then, we have to guard our minds, hearts, and emotions with the truth. We must not let their seductive magic show persuade our minds, elevate our emotions, and elicit actions out of line with God's truth. We must not be swayed by the false narrative of these sorcerers who are only putting on a show.
ASK THIS: How are we being swayed away from the truth? (Share your thoughts in the comments below)
DO THIS: Secure yourself in God's truth.
PRAY THIS: God, please calm my heart in a world of sorcery.
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