I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (Acts 20:29-32)
Paul warned the Ephesians with tears to be on guard. He knew that savage wolves, those who crave money and power, would come to destroy the flock. Satan connives and plans to destroy every church, every temple. Us. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.
What will save them and us from savage wolves? God and His Word of Grace. His Word gifts us with wisdom and encouragement and his inheritance gives love; adoption; forgiveness; righteousness; power, comfort and help from the Holy Spirit; and a mansion in heaven.
Father, I praise You for adopting me and giving me Your Word and inheritance. Help me discern wolves from sheep and protect me and my loved ones from those who allow the enemy to influence them. In Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.