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5 And that prophet [navi], or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from Yahweh your Elohim, which brought you out of the land of Egypt [Eretz Mitzrayim], and redeemed you out of the house of bondage [bais avadim], to thrust thee out of the way [HaDerech] which Yahweh thy Elohim commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil [harah[ away from the midst of thee.
MEDITATIONS ON THE WAYS OF THE DEITY
"The Lord trieth the righteous" (Ps. x. 5). Let us not forget this. The knowledge will comfort and strengthen us in time of need. God tries in a variety of ways. This is also well to remember. Israel was tried by the plausibility of false teachers (Deut. xiii. 3). And are not we? Israel failed. Shall we? Israel failed because they did not "carefully hearken" unto that testimony which 'God established, and to that law which he appointed (Ps. lxxviii. 5).
That testimony and law-enlarged-speak to us to-day, and it is for us to "diligently hearken'-"to take good heed unto ourselves"-for they are the voice of God! He requires us to try every teacher by it. Israel was told not to allow any good thing that might have been done by a false teacher to blind their eyes (Deut. xiii. 2).
All teaching was to be judged by the Word; and those who taught falsely were to be "cut off" (5, 6. vs.) Let us never forget that as error comes to the front, the truth fades away-like the changing scene in a dissolving view.
The Christadelphian - June 1887